How to Stir-Fry: A Step-by-Step Guide
The key to a great stir-fry is to have everything prepped in advance because the cooking process goes fast.
Step 1: The Wok
A wok is best for stir-fries because its shape keeps the food moving. Put it over super-high heat, add the oil and then add aromatics like garlic and ginger.
Step 2: Hard Veggies
Start with the hard vegetables like carrots and broccoli. Stir and scoop vegetables to the side to make room for more.
Step 3: Softer Veggies
Then add the softer vegetables, like sliced mushrooms and zucchini. Pour in some stock or water and always keep the veggies moving in the pan. If you want something to stay crunchy, add it at the end.
Step 4: Liquid
When your vegetables are at their desired doneness, add your sauce. We use soy sauce and Chinese rice wine.
Step 5: Fresh Stir-Fry
It's just as fast as takeout and a lot fresher. Watch our how-to video for more.