Adding Pizzazz by Stir Frying Veggies

One of the most interesting meals that you can prepare on a regular basis for your loved ones is stir fry veggies dishes. One of the reasons that stir fry veggie meals are interesting is that they are usually very colorful due to the variety of vegetables included. Stir fry veggie meals are an excellent way to add healthful veggies to any meal.

Stir fry veggie meals are usually cooked on either a large skillet, frying pan or wok. Oil is used for cooking and the best choice is either olive oil for a lighter taste or peanut oil for a fuller oriental style taste you might want to create. For those that are monitoring their caloric consumption and looking for a low calorie, but very delicious meal, use one of the spray oil products such as "PAM" and your stir fry vegetable dishes will not only cook well, but still be reduced in calories.

For those that would like to cook strictly stir fry veggie meals that are oriental in nature, purchase a wok. A wok is relatively inexpensive and is just right for stir fry meals due to the fact that the wok can get very hot, usually much hotter than even a pan.

Oriental Stir Fry
Oriental stir fry vegetable dishes are extremely easy to make and can be prepared and cooked in less than 20 minutes.
-1 onion
-1 red pepper
-1 large can of Chinese vegetables (usually includes water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and baby corn).
-Soy sauce to taste (try low sodium soy sauce for those trying to reduce their salt intake).
-Olive oil
Once you cut the vegetables up, heat up the wok and then add a little oil, now add your contents into the wok and stir them around. A wooden spoon or other utensil is helpful. It is important to keep the food moving around because the wok can be very hot and burn items that stay stationary for long periods of time. This recipe makes about 2 servings.

Super Easy Stir Fry (about 15 minutes to prepare and cook)
If you are in a rush and would like to make a meal for your family that not only tastes good, but is very delicious, you can buy pre packaged stir fry mixes.

-1 stir fry mix package. These mixes are complete with everything you need. Often times they include veggies such as green beans, water chestnuts, rice, baby corn, bamboo shoots, peppers, etc. Some might even include chicken, beef or pork.
-A few tablespoons of olive oil

Just lightly oil your wok or pan, heat on a medium temperature and stir away for 10 to 15 minutes. Follow the serving suggestions for your stir fry mix package.

Stir Fry Veggie Options
Besides the above stir fry recipes, you can easily add fish, shrimp or tofu to your stir fry. Another great idea is to add your stir fry to Thai style noodles which can include a spicy sauce.

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