Stir Fry Veggies

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Stir Fry Veggies is the perfect side, main dish or lunch!

When time is tight, whip up these easy Stir Fry Veggies and have dinner on the table in minutes.  Even faster if you’re a meal prepping pro on the weekend, just toss everything into the pot for a dinner that’s faster than ordering take out.

Stir Fry Veggies served over rice and a wok with stir fry veggies

Hey friends!  It’s Kellie, again, from The Suburban Soapbox and since school has been back in session, time is not on my side lately.  I’m the kind of person that puts everything off until the last minute and miscalculates how long it will really take me to get ready in the morning.

And when it comes to dinner….I frequently underestimate the amount of time it will take me to make dinner, often overcommitting to a big, elaborate multi course meal. So, when I’m really feeling pressed for time, there’s one thing I know I can get on the table quickly and easily….and that’s Stir Fry Veggies!

Stir Fry Veggies in a black wok with a wooden spoon and a side bowl of rice

Easy Stir Fry Veggies are so simple to make and even easier if you prep ahead earlier in the week. Most of the time needed to create this simple dish is spent on chopping up all the veggies you want to add to your dinner.

What veggies should you use in Stir Fry?

There are really no rules to this Stir Fry Veggies dish so if you don’t like zucchini, leave it out…..not a fan of baby corn, skip it.  Make this recipe your very own.

For this veggie stir fry recipe I like to use:

  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Baby Carrots
  • Yellow Squash
  • Bell Peppers
  • Snow Peas
  • Edamame

Another one of my favorite shortcuts for making stir fried vegetables is to visit my grocery store’s produce section and see what THEY have already prepped ahead.  A lot of stores will have a section of cut up fresh produce right in the front so you can just grab what you want and go.

chopped red peppers, snow peas, zucchini, and carrots on a white plate for Stir Fry Veggies, with green onions, snow peas, zucchini and ginger on the side

How do you make Stir Fry Veggies?

To make your Stir Fry Veggies:

  1. Simply add a bit of oil to a pan and season with chopped garlic.  The garlic will flavor the oil while it heats without overpowering your dish. Remove the garlic from the pan and then add the onion.
  2. Cook the onion for a bit until softened and then add one veggie at a time, starting first with the vegetables that take the longest to cook. So, after the onion I like to add zucchini or bell pepper.
  3. Broccoli is another great addition to Veggie Stir Fry but you can add that whenever you like. If you like it on the softer side, add it early. Like a little crunch in your stir fry, add that broccoli near the very end.

Either way you decide to make your Quick Stir Fry Veggies, the sauce is what puts it over the top. Packed with bright, fresh flavors, this stir fry sauce is a staple in so many of my favorite stir fry recipes….like this Beef Stir Fry with Rice Noodles. Currently on repeat in my house.

Stir Fry Veggies served with rice on a white plate and steel chopsticks

We love to serve it over steamed rice or even Cauliflower Rice if you’re counting your calories or enjoying a low carb diet right now.

Some other quick stir fry recipes you might love:

Print Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Stir Fry Veggies Recipe
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Author: Kellie Hemmerly
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Chinese
Keyword: stir fry, vegetables, veggies

Ready in minutes, Stir Fry Veggies is light, quick and easy for busy weeknight dinners.

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped yellow squash
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup small button mushrooms
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped baby corn
  • 1/2 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped snow peas
Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
Garnish:
  • chopped green onions optional
  • sesame seeds optional
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice wine, ginger, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. Set aside
  2. Place a high sided skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic for 1 minute or until fragrant. Remove the garlic from the pan and reserve
  3. Add the onion to the pan, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the zucchini, squash, broccoli and bell pepper, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes

  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in the edamame, corn, carrots and snow peas cooking for an additional minute
  5. Pour the sauce over the beef stir fry and toss to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes tossing a few times to allow the sauce to thicken and caramelize
  6. To serve, top the stir fry with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds, if desired
Nutrition Information
Calories: 208, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 723mg, Potassium: 571mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 58.4%, Vitamin C: 88.9%, Calcium: 5%, Iron: 9.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Stir Fry Veggies served on a white plate over rice

When time is tight, whip up these easy Stir Fry Veggies and have dinner on the table in minutes.  Even faster if you’re a meal prepping pro on the weekend, just toss everything into the pot for a dinner that’s faster than ordering take out. #spendwithpennies #stirfry #withvegetables #easyrecipe #makeahead #sidedish #maincourse
When time is tight, whip up these easy Stir Fry Veggies and have dinner on the table in minutes.  Even faster if you’re a meal prepping pro on the weekend, just toss everything into the pot for a dinner that’s faster than ordering take out. #spendwithpennies #stirfry #withvegetables #easyrecipe #makeahead #sidedish #maincourse

Kellie Hemmerly

Kellie is the creator of The Suburban Soapbox, a food and lifestyle blog. A busy mom of two and former marketing manager, she created her website as a way to share recipes and household DIY tricks with her corporate coworkers. Kellie is always on a quest to consistently create the fastest, tastiest dinners that every family will love, even the pickiest of eaters. Her recipes are fool-proof and suitable for quick weeknight dinners and easy entertaining. A lover of travel, wine, butter, chocolate and cheese (in that order), Kellie finds inspiration for her food creations just about everywhere she turns.

2 comments on “Stir Fry Veggies”

  1. Yummy!! This is also the way I often cook veggies, combining many types with pork or beef. They definitely end up a nourishing skillet ever xD
    – Natalie

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