What are the best vegetables to put in stir fry? Here is your guide to which vegetables are best for making stir fry at home.
Stir fry sauce
What are the best vegetables to put in stir fry?
First of all, we will start with your must have base for every single stir fry:
- fresh ginger, minced or finely diced
- fresh garlic cloves, minced or finely diced
This is SO important to the overall taste of your stir fry, so I’m going to talk about this first. I typically will use between 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup of finely diced ginger in every stir fry recipe I make. For garlic, I will use anywhere from 10 – 20 cloves, also finely diced.
Garlic and ginger are essential to making your stir fry flavor, as well as your stir fry sauce, pop. It gives your stir fry that “wow” factor and using these two things with my 3 ingredient stir fry sauce was when I finally felt like I had nailed the flavor of making takeout quality at home. Do not skip this step!
Ok, so let’s talk vegetables. I’ll list my favorite stir fry vegetables below.
Which vegetables are best for stir fry?
- Sugar snap peas
- White or yellow onion
- Bell peppers, any color
- Green onion
- Water chestnuts
- Baby corn
You can also use:
- bok choy
- mung bean sprouts
- spicy peppers
There you have it! I will use anywhere from 5 – 10 cups of fresh vegetables when I make a stir fry recipe.
They will cook down a lot, so the more the merrier. Pick and choose what you have on hand, the possibilities are endless!
Stir fry recipes to try
Here are a few of my favorite stir fry recipes!