Quick, tasty and healthy, stir-fries are a go-to midweek meal in many a household. Here are some you can keep in your repertoire for those hectic evenings when you just need to get dinner on the table, fast. (Before you get the wok out, make sure you avoid these common stir-fry mistakes.)
1. The basic beef
This beef and vegetable noodle stir-fry is an easy one that’ll please the whole family.
2. The spicy beef
For something with a little more kick, try this chilli beef stir-fry with baby corn and tender stem broccoli. Don’;t worry, it’s not that spicy — and you can adjust the amount of chilli flakes to suit your preference.
3. The classic Chinese chicken
We love the crunch that comes from water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. This easy dinner is another family favourite.
4. The sweet and savoury
This lemon and honey chicken stir-fry is a great option for anyone who loves the combination of sweet, sour and salty flavours.
5. The ginger and garlic
This mildly spicy, sticky stir-fry gets its flavour from fresh ginger and garlic, balanced with a touch of honey. Would recommend.
6. The satay
We love a good peanut sauce. If you’re the same, there’s every reason to have a good satay stir-fry up your sleeve. (Not literally, of course. That would be weird.) Check out this pork fillet option, or go super-simple with these veggie satay noodles.
7. The classic veggie
Speaking of meat-free options, this basic vegetable stir-fry is a good one to have to hand for those days when you’re craving colour and crunch.
8. The spicy prawn
Love prawns? Love spice? Love peanuts? Have we got the stir-fry for you. Ditch the takeaway and treat yourself to this healthy alternative instead.
What’s your favourite stir-fry recipe? Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on social media @easyfoodmag — we love to see what you’ve been cooking.