Stir-Fry Like the Pros!
From the January/February 2008 Issue of Simple & Delicious
Stir-fries make quick and easy meals that bring big flavors and plenty of veggies to the table. We’ve got helpful hints and a step-by-step video to have you cooking up a storm in no time!
Click here for a video to help you make your own stir-fries at home.
Make the job easier with these handy stir-frying tips:
- Cut and prepare all the ingredients before you begin.
- To get all of the vegetables cooked just right, cut them all the same size, then add them at intervals throughout the cooking process, starting with the longer-cooking vegetables (carrots and broccoli, for instance) and ending with the quicker-cooking ones (such as mushrooms). As an alternative, cut longer-cooking vegetables into smaller pieces than quicker-cooking ones, then cook them all together.
- Select a wok or skillet large enough to accommodate the volume of food you’ll be stir-frying. If the food is crowded in the pan, it will steam.
- Add oil, when called for, to the pan and heat until hot before adding the food. Stir any sauce that has a thickener, such as cornstarch, before adding it to the pan.