Stir frying is a quick and, possibly, healthy way to get food to the table in under 20 minutes. You can add noodles, or eat it over boiled rice, or if you really like it, just have it on it’s own.
You don’t necessarily need a wok to make stir fries, although it wouldn’t hurt to get one.
The whole idea is to cook everything on a high flame, and not with a lot of oil.
It’s also a great way to eat vegetables. I always add chicken though, because the only vegetable I can eat without any meat is potatoes, and maybe carrots. But that’s it.
You can easily take out the chicken and make this a delicious veggie stir fry though!
Please use a non stick pan if you have one, for the sake of your vegetables. And don’t get scared by the freakishly long list of ingredients. I know, it’s so unlike me. But most of it is just a list of vegetables. Which you can replace or add on to with your favorites.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 pound boneless chicken, cut into strips and marinated in:
1 t sugar
2 T soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
salt and white pepper
1 T corn flour
carrots, cut into match sticks
red, orange or green bell peppers, sliced
salt and white pepper, to taste
1 t crushed red pepper
1 T each of soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce
Heat 2 T any flavorless oil in a wok/frying pan. Since the chicken has cornflour in it, you’ll have to be a little careful. Place each piece of chicken into the oil and let it fry for about 2 minutes. Then flip each piece. Then you can treat it like normal chicken and just stir fry it. Once the chicken is light golden take it out of the wok. Then, without adding any oil, stir fry the vegetables. Don’t add any seasoning until the vegetables begin to cook. I used to add everything at once, but I realized that if you stir fry the vegetables without any seasoning, they cook so much better and their flavors are enhanced. So stir fry for about 5 minutes, then add the chicken and the seasoning, soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce. Stir fry for another minute or two and just eat it! Have it some boiled rice, or just add some wok noodles.
It’s really delicious, and really quick to make, so make it, ok?