If you are looking for a healthy recipe that can be modified to your taste- stir fry is for you. It is hard to mess up a stir fry – overcooking the vegetables, sure… but changing the amounts of any one ingredient will not make that much of a difference. In fact, it’s probably better if you tweak the ingredients to suit your taste.
My mother sent me her stir fry “recipe” – more like a long paragraph with tips on how she makes her stir fry rather than an actual recipe. She stresses the “use what you like” concept, along with some basic sound stir fry principles. Prep everything ahead of time; use a heavy, large pan; don’t overcook the vegetables; pick a sauce you like. Her “recipe” has no accurate measurements just approximations, so experiment. If you like more garlic, add more. If you go crazy for Bok Choy, go for it. You like mushrooms, go bananas…you get the picture.
It is made different every time, and it is probably important to say that it comes out good every time. Remember, don’t get hung up on the measurements – do what feels right and follow the basic principles and I promise, you won’t be disappointed.