The BEST stir fry sauce recipe you will ever need. This simple recipe goes with everything! Find out how to make homemade stir fries taste delicious every time.
The key to the best ever stir fry is in the sauce recipe.
This easy stir fry sauce recipe was born out of years of searching for something delicious.
I had tried endless store bought sauces, and none of them ever tasted good enough to that takeout taste that I was craving.
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 recipe that wasn’t time consuming and didn’t require any crazy out there ingredients.
I wanted a recipe that was foolproof, and easy enough to make frequently.
What is stir fry sauce made of?
This recipe is made with cornstarch, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
What can I add to stir fry for flavor?
I have one recommendation, and that is to always use this together with fresh garlic and fresh ginger. Do not skip this.
These are not a part of the sauce, but they are part of the stir fry you will make.
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!
How to thicken stir fry sauce
Cornstarch acts as an easy thickener in this stir fry sauce recipe.
It is 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.
This was way too salty. What did I do wrong?
You used too much sauce.
This recipe is highly concentrated and you should just add a little at a time unless you are using one of my stir fry recipes that I know will use an entire batch of sauce.
This recipe will make enough to properly flavor and salt and entire 6 – 8 serving stir fry WITH unsalted rice or noodles.
I used ginger powder and garlic powder
and this came out bland
Powdered spices are not a good idea in stir fry.
For best results, you need to use fresh minced garlic and ginger for ultimate flavor!
“OMG Joy! I have been searching for the true stir fry sauce” for everything “ and this is it! Made shrimp broccoli and mushroom stir fry tonight and and I’m still licking up the sauce from the pan!”
“I tried this and was amazed by how simple and delicious it was – the whole family approved, which is a miracle. I’m guilty of not leaving feedback when I try a recipe online, but this one was so easy to make (I actually had all the ingredients on hand) and so spot on – not too salty or overpowering like some sauces I have tried in the past.”
“This recipe seemed to be too easy, but it works better than more complicated recipes. This will be my go to stir fry sauce.“
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- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch 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 in your stir fry (cooked with your vegetables/protein), 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
- READ THIS RECIPE NOTE - this is intended to cover 6-8 servings of stir fry, served over UNSALTED rice or noodles. Otherwise it will be too salty. It is a highly concentrated sauce. A little goes a long way!
To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free soy sauce or tamari.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g