You need just 3 ingredients to make this homemade stir fry sauce recipe.
Make to die for takeout at home in your own kitchen!
You can make easy stir fry sauce in less than two minutes! Are you ready?
I have been on a several years long journey of exploration into how to make delicious stir fry recipes at home.
Don’t get me wrong, I love takeout (like everyone else), but it bugged me to no end that I could not figure out how to make my own stir fry recipes as equally delicious as the sauce that makes takeout stir fry sauce so addictive.
I had all but given up when a year ago at Christmas, a family member made us authentic stir fry and I was OBSESSED.
I ordered myself a rice cooker (<— best life decision ever, I use this SO much) and got to work testing recipes to see what worked for my tastebuds.
I had tried endless store bought teriyaki sauces and stir fry sauces, none of which ever tasted good enough.
Every time I would be excited to find another one to try, only to wish I had just ordered takeout instead.
Store bought sauces were always missing that extra punch of flavor.
I knew there had to be a way to make a simple and easy stir fry sauce recipe that 1) wasn’t time consuming and 2) didn’t require any crazy out there ingredients.
I wanted a recipe that was foolproof, and easy enough to make frequently.
Here is the recipe that I finally came up with, after much trial and error.
How to make homemade stir fry sauce:
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Cornstarch (to thicken)
Life. Freaking. Changing.
I have one recommendation, and that is to always use this in conjunction with fresh garlic and fresh ginger. Do not skip this.
I have found this to be the best way to bring out all of those flavors and I highly recommend doing this.
If you skip this step and tell me that the recipe is bland, it is because you did not add the garlic and ginger!
Otherwise, the possibilities are endless!
Any veggie or protein, you name it. Just add what sounds good, throw in fresh ginger and garlic, then pour in this sauce and you’re golden.
Proteins that would work with this stir fry sauce:
I am a vegetarian, but whether you are a meat eater, a vegan, or a vegetarian, this stir fry sauce is adaptable to fit your needs!
Cornstarch acts as an easy thickener in this stir fry sauce recipe.
Cornstarch is a great way to thicken sauces when you want a quick recipe.
There is no need to cook out a raw flour flavor like you would when cooking with a roux.
I have tested this easy stir fry sauce time and time again and it is always incredibly delicious.
The best part is that you can make it in 60 seconds!
Just add your soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch to a mason jar and shake to combine.
I’m a rather impatient cook, and the easier the better when I am trying to get dinner on the table in a hurry!
I love that I can make this sauce so very quickly and throw it in the skillet.
I have made several homemade stir fry sauce recipes and now I only use this one.
You just can’t beat adding 3 ingredients to a jar, shaking it, and pouring it in. I mean, it’s almost TOO easy.
Literally 2 minutes and you have your sauce. Now that’s my kind of recipe!
I recommend using this sauce for the following recipes, or make up your own combos! The possibilities are endless.
There are so many choices that I wrote a post just dedicated to this topic!
You can read it here: What are the best vegetables to put in stir fry?
Try making some of my favorite stir fry recipes below, or make up your own!
These are some of my favorite tried and true stir fry recipes that my family loves.
I know you will love them too!
A rainbow of color! So many delicious vegetables packed full of flavor and texture.
If you’ve ever gone to a Chinese restaurant just to order broccoli and garlic sauce, you will love this recipe! It tastes just like the classic takeout favorite.
Use chickpeas to make this simple and protein packed vegan stir fry!
Use the stir fry sauce in this recipe, or the one listed below. Either one would be delicious!
Be still my heart. Crispy tofu and crunchy garlicky broccoli served over a bed of perfectly cooked rice. Yes please!
All you need is just 30 minutes start to finish to make this easy stir fry recipe.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with! If you make this stir fry sauce, let me know your favorite way to use it in the comments below!
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Stir Fry Sauce Recipe:
3 Ingredient Homemade Stir Fry Sauce
Easy and delicious 3 ingredient homemade stir fry sauce recipe.
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Screw on the lid and shake to combine
- Be sure to use this stir fry sauce with fresh minced garlic and fresh minced ginger, as stated in the post. This is what will give it the "wow" factor.
- Once your stir fry is mostly cooked, add sauce and heat an additional 3 - 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Serve immediately
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