Stir-frying is a great way to make quick meals. Once you master the technique, there are so many possibilities and different meal combinations you can make. And in case you’re new to stir-frying, it’s just a cooking process in which ingredients (meat and vegetables) are fried in a small amount of oil while being stirred continually.
Cook Smarts put together a great guide to stir-frying. The graphic above walks you through the main steps to stir-frying. It also provides some basic sauce recipes to get you started. The longer graphic below provides a guide on how to combine different ingredients.
According to the chart below, the key to stir-frying is the formula:
- 1 pound of protein
- 4 cups of veggies
- 1 tablespoon of aromatics (garlic, ginger, green onions, etc.) – optional
The Basic Formula and Combination Ideas
From Stir-Fry 101: A Guide to Quick & Healthy Meals by Cook Smarts