Don’t let the word basic turn you off! I call it my basic recipe because its my go to recipe. Often I match it up with my Soy Chicken, but seriously if there is rice involved you can pretty much guarantee that this simple vegetable stir fry is not far away. It takes about 15-20 minutes to make, pretty much depends on how long it takes you to cut and prepare the vegetables. The best thing about it, you can add whatever vegetables you want to it! I honestly haven’t come across a vegetable that doesn’t go well with this. I am going to show you my favorite, but please experiment and see whats your favorite combination. Just one tip though, if going to use baby corn use the small ones or cut the big ones in half 🙂
What you need
1 Tablespoon Soy sauce
2 Tablespoons Teriyaki sauce
One large onion
One pepper- I am actually using 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 orange pepper
When cutting the vegetables up I like to leave them in long strips. I also don’t cut them too thin that they get mushy, but if that’s what you like then go for it.
To start you will want to add about 1 and 1/2 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons oil to a pain and heat it up on medium high. I normally set my stove at the 7 mark, but you will find the setting just right for you once you start cooking. Take this time to add your sauces together in a small bowl, that way you don’t have to try and measure anything out once you start to cook. When the oil has had a chance to heat up you can add in the onions. They will sizzle and steam up a bit, if your stove has a fan I recommend turning it on. This is a bit of a fast pace cooking, you really want to keep the food moving or it will burn. If you get some vegetables flying out don’t feel bad, it just means your getting into it 😉 I cook these on their own for about 4 minutes, you can see they get a nice color to them as they cook.
Add in your peppers and cook them for another minute or so.
Finally add in the zucchini, you will also cook this for another minute.
Now its time to add your sauce! At this point you will be happy to have them already together so you wont have to take a break from stirring to measure it out. Stir the sauce in making sure to get everything evenly coated. Cook for about another 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are to your desired tenderness.
This is amazing when served immediately over some rice, but it also heats up pretty well. I tend to cook them a little less then I find perfect, that way when I am heating up the leftovers they don’t get too mushy for my taste.
Hope you enjoy, and let me know what your favorite combination of vegetables turns out to be 🙂