Stir-Fry

Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils
Photo: © Danielle Tsi

These quick and delicious stir-fry recipes include a Vietnamese vegetarian stir-fry, juicy stir-fried sirloin, gingery shrimp and snap peas and more.

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Shrimp-and-Pork Pan-Fried Noodles

Shrimp-and-Pork Pan-Fried Noodles
© Con Poulos

Simeon makes these noodles extra flavorful by adding roast pork and shrimp that have been fried in garlic oil.

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Stir-Fried Vegetables with Lemongrass

Stir-Fried Vegetables with Lemongrass

For this vegetarian Vietnamese stir-fry, featuring asparagus, cauliflower and bell pepper, soy sauce is substituted for the more traditional fish sauce. Lemongrass, basil and coconut milk make the dish fragrant and slightly sweet.

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Thai Chicken with Basil

An abundance of whole basil leaves joins chicken and fiery red chiles for a quick, delicious, and decidedly spicy stir-fry. Holy basil is the most authentic choice, but any variety will do.

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Beef Stir-Fry with Fresh and Pickled Ginger

Beef Stir-Fry with Fresh and Pickled Ginger. Photo © Anson Smart
© Anson Smart

Bursting with flavor, this beef stir-fry can be on your dining table in 30 minutes.

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Mama Chang's Stir-Fried Shrimp and Scallions

Mama Chang's Stir-Fried Shrimp and Scallions
© Fredrika Stjärne

Chef Joanne Chang's mother used to make this sweet-and-spicy shrimp stir-fry all the time. When she was old enough to cook, Chang asked her mom for the recipe. "She hemmed and hawed until she finally gave it to me, revealing her secret ingredient: ketchup."

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Cashews

Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Cashews

Cashews contain oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat that makes olive oil so heart-healthy. This chicken-cashew stir-fry's Asian flavors come from a bright mix of fish sauce, oyster sauce, basil and just a little oil.

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Pork-and-Tofu Stir-Fry

Pork-and-Tofu Stir-Fry
© Kana Okada

Try an sweet and light Riesling with this spicy dish.

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Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry

Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry

Steak and french fries are a classic combination. For their classic dish lomo saltado, Peruvians toss the two together.

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Gingered Stir-Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

Gingered Stir-Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas. Photo © Antonis Achilleos
© Antonis Achilleos

In addition to providing robust flavor to any dish, ginger has been used in traditional healing to aid digestive issues and reduce inflammation.

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Spicy Green Bean and Tofu Stir-Fry with Ground Bison

Spicy Green Bean and Tofu Stir-Fry with Ground Bison
© Quentin Bacon

Many cultures use meat as a flavoring instead of as the main ingredient. Here, ground bison adds substance and richness to the tofu and green beans in a chile sauce-spiked stir-fry.

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Maple Root-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Sesame

Maple Root-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Sesame
© Con Poulos

In Korea, cooks typically create stir-fries with just one kind of vegetable. David Chang decided to break with tradition and stir-fry an assortment of vegetables, including Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips. Also unconventional is the maple syrup he adds to the dish; there are maple trees all around South Korea but not much maple syrup.

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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Bacon, Mint and Chiles

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Bacon, Mint and Chiles.
© Tina Rupp

Chef Jerry Traunfeld adds a handful of mint to brighten this hot, sweet and smoky stir-fry.

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Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

You will love slurping these thick and flavorful udon noodles with this quick and easy stir-fry.

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Stir-Fried Chicken with Chinese Cabbage

Stir-Fried Chicken with Chinese Cabbage

A simple sauce of garlic, hot pepper, sherry, wine vinegar, and tomato, adds intense flavor to this quick stir-fry and it practically makes itself while the chicken and cabbage cook. Steamed rice is an ideal accompaniment.

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Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils

Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils
© Danielle Tsi

A dinner of brussels sprouts, turnips, carrots, and lentils may sound more like a punishment than a treat, but believe us—the combination is delicious. In fact, the general effect is actually rather delicate.

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