Asian food is one of my favorite cuisines. It has so many delicious and bold flavors! So today I have for you this Simple Asian Style Stir Fry.
It was inspired from a Williams Sonoma recipe. Any recipe from Williams Sonoma is bound to be delicious! So… if you’re looking for a recipe and you find one from there, you can guarantee it will be amazing. My version of this recipe involves different veggies and a variation in a few flavors. It’s super simple and quick to make. I’ve made this Stir Fry several times and it’s a family favorite. Kid and husband approved!
Whenever I make this for my son I just chop the vegetables into much smaller sizes so he’ll have no problem eating them. If vegetables aren’t a favorite in your home, then chop up these vegetables super small and mix into everything else. The flavors of everything together help to make these vegetables more tasty!
To make this simple Asian style stir fry, pull out your rice cooker if you have one. Get about 4 servings of rice cooking. Be sure to follow proper instructions on how to cook whatever rice you use. While that’s cooking add canola or vegetable oil to a large pan or wok and heat to medium high heat. Once heated, add sliced bell peppers and grated carrots. Feel free to add in other vegetables that you like or have on hand.
Note that the pan will be very hot. So use caution when adding in vegetables. There may be some oil that splatters but it’s okay! Cook the vegetables for a few minutes. Until lightly browned and tender.
After the vegetables are cooked, reduce heat to medium. Add in minced garlic, dried basil, and sesame seeds and cook until fragrant. Stir frequently to make sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Then add in meat. You can use beef or chicken in this dish. Our favorite way to make this stir fry is to use beef. It adds that extra bit of flavor that we love. Cook meat until fully cooked. This should only take just a few minutes.
Next, add soy sauce mixture (chicken stock, soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, worcestershire sauce, and corn starch) and stir together.
After that’s done, remove wok from heat and get ready to serve. Serve vegetable and meat mixture over a bed of rice. Such a delicious meal! And it makes your home smell like an Asian restaurant. Feel free to add extra soy sauce, sesame oil, or spice (crushed red pepper flakes is a great way to go! or Sriracha if you like that).
Hope you enjoy this simple asian style stir fry!
Simple Asian Style Stir Fry
Simple Asian Style Stir Fry with brightly colored vegetables, meat, and rice.
- 6 Tbsps broth (chicken, vegetable or beef) or water
- 2 Tbsps soy sauce
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 2 tsps orange juice
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 lb flank steak* (or chicken, whichever you desire), cut up into small pieces
- 2 cups rice (cooked according to instructions)
- 3 Tbsps canola oil
- 2 cups bell peppers, chopped
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsps dried basil leaves
- 2 tsps sesame seeds
- 1 heavy pinch salt
- 1 heavy pinch black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together broth, soy sauce, corn starch, orange juice worcestershire sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside.
In a rice cooker or pot, follow cooking instructions on how to properly cook rice.
Meanwhile, in a wok, heat canola oil over high heat.
Once heated, add chopped bell peppers, grated carrots, and other vegetables if desired. NOTE: Oil will be extremely hot and oil may start popping once vegetables are added.
Cook until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add minced garlic, sesame seeds, and dried basil. Stir for a couple minutes, until fragrant.
Add in beef or chicken pieces, salt and pepper, and cook until done (until insides are no longer pink).
Pour in soy sauce mixture and mix everything together.
Serve meat and vegetable mixture over rice. Feel free to add more soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce or other spices if desired.
*Feel free to use any cut of beef that you like. Here I used flank steak that was tenderized but you can use skirt steak, thinly cut rounds, or chicken. Or even tofu!