Quick and Easy Stir-Fry Recipe

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Florence Published: January 6, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

This easy, 20-minute stir-fry recipe is complete with veggies, carbohydrates, and proteins. Easily change up this recipe with your fave veggies and meat!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2-3cupsveggies of choice,such as broccoli, scallions, carrots, onions, peppers, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini
  • ½lbpasta,or 1½ cups rice
  • cupsprotein,such as beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, seafood, tofu
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2-3tbspsoy sauce,to taste
  • 1tbspbrown sugar,or more to taste
  • 1tbsprice vinegar
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½tspsesame oil
  • 1tspSriracha,add more/less to taste, optional

For Garnish:

  • freshly ground black pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • chili flakes


  1. Prepare noodles or rice according to directions.

  2. In a small saucepan, add in each of the sauce ingredients and whisk together. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the brown sugar is dissolved. Do not burn.

  3. Meanwhile, stir-fry the protein in a large skillet or wok with olive oil over medium-high heat until cooked. Remove protein from skillet and set aside.

  4. Add veggies to skillet, and stir to coat in the remaining oil. (Add ½ tablespoon oil if need be.) Stir-fry the veggies in the skillet over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Then add in the (drained) noodles or rice, along with the cooked protein.

  6. Pour sauce evenly over stir fry and stir to coat. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Add sesame oil and sriracha, if desired.

  7. Then garnish with sesame seeds and freshly ground black pepper, and serve!


  • Calories: 389.74kcal
  • Fat: 10.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.09g
  • Fiber: 2.67g
  • Sugar: 5.18g
  • Protein: 10.95g
  • Sodium: 592.27mg
  • Calcium: 27.77mg
  • Potassium: 241.68mg
  • Iron: 1.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.19mg
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