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veggie stir fry - what's good?

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butteriesplease Thu 23-Feb-17 12:08:17

So I had veggie stir fry for tea last night and it was great. But, I got one of these tubs of veg, ready to pop into the the wok. If I want to make it from scratch, what veg works well? I really don't want to buy cabbage, as doubt would get through a whole one before it goes manky!
other than peppers, what's good?

PurpleDaisies Thu 23-Feb-17 12:09:53

I really like baby corn, mangetout, thinly sliced carrots, broccoli, courgette and spring onions (as well as plenty of peppers). Also lemongrass, fresh red chilli and ginger.

PurpleDaisies Thu 23-Feb-17 12:10:31

Forgot, frozen peas work nicely too if you throw them in at the end.

Elllicam Thu 23-Feb-17 12:14:55

Pak choi works well. I also like courgette ribbons and everything purple daisies said too. Usually I add quorn chicken bits and cashews too for protein.

butteriesplease Thu 23-Feb-17 13:21:03

mmm! sounds good! presume you need to slice the broccolli a bit?? so it's thin? right, will get shopping. Is Pak Choi sort of like lettuce?

Thank-you for the suggestions.

PurpleDaisies Thu 23-Feb-17 13:27:14

Yes-with broccoli you've got to make sure any stalky bits aren't too thick. It goes really well with sesame seeds.

Kiroro Thu 23-Feb-17 16:18:13

Basically any veg you like :-)

Pak or Bok choi
Courgettes sliced in either matchsticks or ribbons
Carrots either ribbon or julienne
Broccoli s.iced thin (slicing up some of the stakp v thin is also nice)
Baby spinach leaves
Spring onions
Normal onions if no spring onions
Any baby veg like corn
Sugar snap peas
Little raddishes
I do always buy a cabbage as I love cabbage - I like Chinese cabbage best in stir fry

TheWayYouLookTonight Thu 23-Feb-17 16:23:09

Fresh ginger, garlic and spring onions are a must for flavour. Most other veg work,but my favourites are:
Baby corn
Frozen sweet corn

I once read that a good stir fry only has about 2-3 different veg (not counting the garlic ginger and spring onion combo) so I try to stick to that these days

lastqueenofscotland Fri 24-Feb-17 08:17:33

I have no idea where you'd buy it in the uk but when I lived in China you used to get garlic and chilli stir fried brocolli and... Ahem... "Morning glory" it was delicious though and I promise was a vegetable...

MiladyThesaurus Fri 24-Feb-17 08:27:07

I love pak choi and choi sum (both easily available in supermarkets). I'm the only person who'll eat them in this house but still I always make a greens dish (and then eat it myself).

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Fri 24-Feb-17 12:59:53

We tend to use:
baby corn
carrot ribbons
sugar snaps and/or green beans
red pepper
spring onions

I invented a brilliant and delicious stir fry sauce last week too, if anybody would like to hear it!

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 24-Feb-17 13:06:11

Spring onions, chilli, broccoli, red peppers, courgette, bean sprouts, carrots. Use the pouches of coconut rice, sweet chilli sauce, splash of soya sauce and add a couple of eggs- delicious egg fried rice.

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