How to Stir Fry

Just choose your sauce, choose your protein, and choose your veggies. Then follow these easy directions!


  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Asian cooking sauce
  • Protein to be stir-fried
  • Veggies to be stir-fried
  • Olive oil or high oleic sunflower oil


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Serving platters and/or storage containers
  • Tongs
  • Stockpot & strainer
  • Stir-fry pan


1. Mise en Place

  • Measure and prep all ingredients. (Stir fry is one of the fastest ways to cook, so it’s important to have everything ready to begin.)
  • Slice well-chilled protein into uniform pieces; coat with water and cornstarch.
  • Blanch veggies.

2. Cook

  • Drizzle oil around sides of stir-fry pan; tilt pan to coat evenly. Heat on HIGH until oil faintly smokes; add protein in small batches. (Don’t overcrowd pan or food will steam, not brown.)
  • Sear items until browned; remove from pan.

3. Finish

  • Add veggies to stir-fry pan; stir briefly to heat through (usually no more than 30 sec). Stir in protein and sauce. Toss to coat.

Stir Frying Recipes