A Million Ways to Stir-Fry

In our house, stir-fry never gets boring.  No matter how many times you’ve had it, there is always a way to make it a little different.

Here are a few examples:

1.  Vary the veggies: The photo above is from dinner last night.  I used shallots, broccollini, asparagus, and carrots from this week’s box.  I also added zucchini and green beans from last week.  The combinations are endless.  You can try bitter melon stir-fry, watermelon rind stir-fry, and even avocado.

2.  Try a new sauce: Last night I used my favorite Teriyaki and Peanut sauce to stir-fry the veggies.  While the veggies cooked I added broth (use whatever kind you’d like), bottled teriyaki sauce and a tbsn of peanut butter.  Its both salty and sweet at the same time.  Yum.  You can also feature citrus like limes, lemons or oranges, ginger, almonds (use almond butter), black bean sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or garlic sauce.

3.  Rice is nice, but try: Cook your rice with coconut milk instead of water for sweet rice and a nice change.  You can use other ingredients under your stir-fry.  Try bulger, noodles, fried rice, or skip the carbs and wrap the stir-fry in lettuce.

4.  Try a different main ingredient:  You can use so many different meats, seafood, veggie “meats”, and beans.  I’ve seen everything from smoked sausage and bacon to garbanzo beans used as the main ingredients.  Traditional stir-fry ingredients include chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu, and nuts.

Keep in mind that the above links are ideas.  I haven’t made all of these dishes, but tell us how it goes if you decide to make any of them!

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