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EagledWingsofRefuge Fri 13-Jan-17 09:51:28

What do you put in your stir fry? I love stir fry but we always have the same:

Mange tout, small corn cob things (what are they called? ), carrot, onion, red pepper
With egg noodles
And either sweet chilli sauce or szechuan sauce.

How can we mix it up a bit and make it more interesting? What recipes do you use?

TheresAlwaysTimeForTea Fri 13-Jan-17 09:56:01

Babycorn is what you're referring to.

Maybe try making teriyaki sauce - equal parts sesame oil, soy sauce and honey- it's really nice. If you coat your chicken in breadcrumbs or flour and bake in oven for a while first it tastes more like a takeaway.

Beansprouts is also a cheap add and makes it a bit more authentic! Making me hungry now!

TheresAlwaysTimeForTea Fri 13-Jan-17 09:57:13

Ooh and just thought - we always add spring onion chopped lengthways and mushrooms. You could add shiitake mushrooms if you want to go more authentic.

INeedNewShoes Fri 13-Jan-17 09:59:44

Baby corn
Tenderstem broccoli
Red chilli
Pak choi

That's my go-to stir fry.

Cineraria Fri 13-Jan-17 10:18:52

We do a cashew and mushroom one served with egg rice but I realised both DH and I mix it in the plate before eating and started cooking it all in together. Here are the instructions I sent him to prep the ingredients so I just had to cook it on the way home.

Get the stir fry pack with bamboo shoots and chestnuts and a pack of adamant on the way home.
Beat three eggs with ten grinds of pepper microwave for two minutes. If sloppy stir and microwave for 30 secs at a time until dry. Chop in shreds.
Weigh 100g basmati rice into ½ pint boiling water in a glass jug, cover with the plastic cover and microwave for ten minutes in total (on full power until boiling then 30% for the remainder)
Cut a leek in half lengthwise then cut half rings a few mm thick
Slice mushrooms and traffic light peppers thinly so they are baby chewable
Separate leaves, wash and chop pak choi
then dice in the garlic chopper. Add a tsp of chopped ginger from the jar in the fridge to the garlic chopper and dice
Fill one ramekin with cashews and one with peas and sweetcorn mixed, all from the freezer
Put basil, chilli and sesame oils on the side with demerara sugar, Chinese vinegar and tamari or soy sauce
Get out wok and small frying pan

Order of adding:
Heat three oils in wok,
Add leek and mushroom until no water left
Add garlic/chilli mix until browning
Add frozen cashews and veg until thawed
Add all other veg until cooked enough
Turn off heat
Add rice and egg
Add vinegar and tsp sugar
Turn heat back on
Add tamari or soy sauce

EagledWingsofRefuge Fri 13-Jan-17 11:19:38

DP is picky and doesn't like mushrooms, soy sauce or beansprouts angry

I forgot we also put chillies in ours.

Ginger is a good idea. Ineed yours sounds lovely! Cineraria I'll definitely make yours when DP is away smile

CustardLover Fri 13-Jan-17 19:37:30

Sprouts! Seriously, cut them in half lengthwise and stir-fry with broccoli, peppers and beansprouts - great with grilled salmon and some soy.

SecondaryQuandary Fri 13-Jan-17 22:45:41

Pak choi
Sugar snaps
Tender stem broccoli
Red pepper
Spring onions
Fresh coriander
Garlic ginger chilli
Sauce (make my own w soy, sesame oil, honey, sherry & cornflour)
Salmon or chicken

With brown or basmati rice

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