Isn't this a gorgeous looking dish? Well it's easy, but you have to follow a few, easy rules for a great vegetable stir fry. And it's so worth it.
How to Stir-Fry Vegetables ~ Not steaming them colorless...• Don't Crowd your pan/wok ~
. Dry your vegetables well ~
. Use high heat ~
• And Pay Close Attention ~ All stir-frying is quick, but a stir-fry of just vegetables goes even quicker. Once the oil is in the pan, a stir-fry needs your full attention. It only takes about 5 minutes, so stay at your stove.
. Don't add Salt ~ At least until you are almost ready to serve, then add it.
. Use only a tablespoon or so of olive or vegetable oil.
. Slice vegetables thinly ~ Use any vegetables you want, but slice them thin and you won't have hard vegetables after five minutes. Crunchy is nice, hard is not. And don't forgo using lettuce, it's a nice addition. Just toss it in during the last minute of stir fry.
Now look at my finshed dish, so bright and colorful. I did add a clove of chopped garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper during the last minute of cooking I served it over cooked basmati rice and it was a quick and fabulous dinner. Just what I need on a hot summer night, when being in the kitchen is not where I wanted to be.....