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Healthy Stir Fry Recipes and Tips

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Korean Beef Stir-Fry

Inspired by the flavors found in Korean barbecue, this dish is a mouth-watering addition to any weeknight repertoire. A fruity Riesling and rice noodles are perfect accompaniments.

» Korean Beef Stir-Fry

Kung Pao Tofu

Tofu and lots of fresh vegetables are stir-fried in just a bit of oil in this traditional Chinese dish. In the Sichuan province of China where this dish originates, the tofu wouldn't be deep-fried like it is so often in America. Similarly, in our version of this takeout favorite we stir-fry the ingredients in only a little bit of oil.

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Scallop Scampi with Peppers

Use a mixture of bell peppers for a colorful (and vitamin C-packed) scallop stir-fry. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel—if they are wet they will spatter when added to the wok and make the stir-fry too wet. This stir-fry is excellent served over linguine or fettuccine.

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Sweet & Sour Pork

Pineapple, tomato and pork combine in a sweet-tangy sauce in this easy, bright- flavored sweet and sour pork stir-fry. This dish does have a fair amount of acid (from vinegar, tomatoes and pineapple), which can affect the patina of your wok. So remove the food from the wok as soon as you’re done cooking, and if your wok shows any signs of rusting, reseason it (see Tips).

» Sweet & Sour Pork

Bell Pepper & Beef Curry

A combination of green beans, red bell peppers and sweet mango makes this beef curry recipe colorful. The heat and salt level can vary widely in red curry paste depending on the brand—taste as you go. Serve with noodles and a basil-and-jícama salad.

» Bell Pepper & Beef Curry

Three-Pea, Cashew & Tofu Stir-Fry

Pressing tofu before making this tofu stir-fry recipe gives it a chewy, satisfying texture. Three green peas—sugar snaps, snow peas and shelling peas—balance it out with brightly flavored crunch. Hoisin—a dark brown, thick, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices—gives the stir-fry rich depth of flavor with just one ingredient. Look for it, as well as chile-garlic sauce, in the Asian section of the market.

» Three-Pea, Cashew & Tofu Stir-Fry

Garlic Stir-Fried Snow Peas & Pea Greens

This healthy, fresh snow pea stir-fry recipe is fragrant with garlic and ginger. It incorporates pea greens, also known as pea shoots, the leaves, tendrils and flowers of a mature pea plant. Adding a little garlic scape pesto at the end gives an added subtle garlicky flavor. Garlic scapes are green, spiral-shaped sprouts that appear on the top of garlic plants in the spring. Look for them at farmers’ markets in the spring and early summer. Regular garlic cloves can be used as a substitute for garlic scapes in the garlic scape pesto recipe. Use any leftover pesto in scrambled eggs, added to soup or in pasta sauces.

» Garlic Stir-Fried Snow Peas & Pea Greens


Enjoy these savory and healthy stir fry recipes from EatingWell.

A high-heat method of searing meats and vegetables, stir-frying is usually associated with Asian cooking, but you can use plenty of other flavors in a stir-fry as well. Stir-fries are fast, use little oil and are loaded of vegetables—three excellent reasons to master this method and make a stir-fry part of your weekly repertoire. They make delicious one-dish main courses or you can even stir-fry your favorite vegetables for a great side dish (a great way to use up any leftover veggies in your refrigerator). So whip up a quick stir-fry for dinner tonight!

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Healthy Stir Fry Main Dish Recipes

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A combination of green beans, red bell peppers and sweet...
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This fried rice recipe features a fall mixture of sliced...
Seitan's toothsome texture and taste make it a perfect...
Sweet hoisin sauce and tangy lime juice balance perfectly...
Inspired by the flavors found in Korean barbecue, this dish...
Tofu and lots of fresh vegetables are stir-fried in just a...
Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken...
This recipe uses the speedy cooking technique of a stir-fry...
There's sour, sweet, salty and bitter... and then...
Orange marmalade is the secret ingredient in this quick...
This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the...
Rice flour is the “secret ingredient” in this dish and is...
Use a mixture of bell peppers for a colorful (and vitamin C...
Because of the high moisture content of tofu, it can go...
Here's an unusual but delicious way to use the...
This quick stir-fry features broccoli and flank steak in a...
A bag of frozen peppers and onions can be a quick start to...
This easy stir-fry explores the exquisite flavors of...
In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese...
Pineapple, tomato and pork combine in a sweet-tangy sauce...
This pork and pepper stir-fry uses strips of tangelo zest...
Pressing tofu before making this tofu stir-fry recipe gives...
This colorful stir-fry combines green bell pepper, orange...

Healthy Stir Fry Side Dish Recipes

Pungent and savory black bean-garlic sauce is the secret...
Sweet and tangy hoisin sauce is a delicious base for stir-...
This healthy, fresh snow pea stir-fry recipe is fragrant...
This quick and healthy asparagus stir-fry is flavored with...
Bok choy's mellow flavor goes beautifully with earthy...
This eclectic stir-fry is a colorful combination of carrot...
Prep all the ingredients before you begin the celery stir-...
Whole almonds add beneficial monounsaturated fats to...
Sure it would be great if your refrigerator was always...
Traditional Chinese cooks love to stir-fry watercress year-...

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