Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Favorite Stir-Fry

I love me some Asian food. It's usually packed with veggies and lots of great flavor, so of course it's one of my favorites. But sometimes getting Asian food from a restaurant or take-out place is just not great. It's a lot greasier and a lot less healthy. By making it at home, I'm able to control the ingredients, and it's actually just as cheap as take-out!

I love vegetable lo mein, but every time I tried a recipe for it, it called for corn starch and ended up taking on the texture of glue. Not very appetizing. I finally gave up on that idea and decided to just make a yummy veggie stir-fry and add noodles. You can use whatever kind of noodles you like. You could even sub the noodles for rice. I always use packaged egg noodles because they're inexpensive and yummy! Just be sure to boil them first, but don't overcook them since they'll be added to the stir-fry and cook a little longer. Also, feel free to use whatever veggies you like best. I typically use scallions, carrots, and broccoli, but I'm sure just about anything would be delicious!

1 package egg noodles (I like Mueller's Medium noodles)
fresh veggies, chopped (I use a head of broccoli, one bunch of scallions, and a couple big handfuls of shredded carrots)
1 small piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5-6 Tbs. canola oil
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
5-6 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Tbs. lemon juice

Boil noodles, but don't let them get too soft. Drain.
Heat a large skillet or wok with 3-4 Tbs. canola oil. When very hot, add veggies (except scallions or other very tender veggies) and stir fry 2-3 minutes.
Push veggies to the side of the pan. Add a little more oil. Stir fry the scallions, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes for 1-2 minutes.
Add last drops of oil to pan, along with cooked noodles. Don't stop stirring!
About about 1 minutes, sprinkle with soy sauce and lemon juice. Stir and serve!

On a side-note, Gooseberry Patch has some of the best recipes around. They're hosting a blog hop, so I thought it would be fun to participate in my first one! Check out the yummy recipes everyone is sharing!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this one. Chicken with vegetable stirfry is one of my favorite dish. I hope I can cook perfectly your recipe later. I will share this also to my friends. Keep on sharing!

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