Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stir that Stir-Fry!

I love stir fry. My mom use to buy this frozen stirfry mix that came with some sort of gravy. The only problem is we can not find it. Now, I think we found our fix.

Recently, I got Cook This! Not That! out of the library. It's filled with some really good recipes. It also has matrix  such as the crockpot matrix, the snack matrix and, what do you know, a wok matrix to help make stir fry. Stir fry has to be one of the best fast foods out there and, heck, I love chinese.
When making this try to use fresh vegetables other wise the vegetable will not be tender and crisp. Here's how:
Take a wok or a large non-stick skillet and pour about 1-2 tablespoons of oil in it then cook about 1 lb of chicken that's cut into cubes. Once cooked, remove the chicken, wipe the wok clean. Adding a little more oil place in about one teaspoon of slice ginger and garlic. Let that cook for a few seconds then add broccoli florets, sliced carrots, and green beans. Stir it until the vegetables start to become tender but still crunchy. Add about 1/2 cup of water chesnuts, sliced and stir that in. Put your chicken back into the wok and add 1 cup of chicken broth and about a tablespoon of cornstarch. Stir that for about a minute before adding soy sauce and stir for another minute.
I plated this with a bed of white rice. I would have had used brown rice but I prefer the real rice and not the instant so it would have taken forever.
You can use pretty much anything for stir fry. So you can get really creative about what you put in your wok. And I honesty can't wait until I can stir fry local foods.
So what are you waiting for? Let's wok and roll!


Meredith said...

Thanks for the tip - I am looking for some good wok recipes!
And how do you like Dewey? It is one of my favorites!

Rachel B. said...

Dewey was great. I actually cried at the end!

Leigh said...

I love stir fry! Yum!!! Thanks for the recipe.:)

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