It’s Tuesday night, and after a long day at work, all you want to do is veg out in front of the TV and order takeout. As nice as that may sound, it’s certainly not the cheapest – or healthiest – option. So what’s a hard worker like yourself supposed to do? Answer: make a stir-fry. Stir-fries are made by cooking ingredients on a high-heat setting, perfect for cooking a quick dinner. If the last thing on your mind is spending hours over the stove, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of the fastest and tastiest stir-fries you can whip up in no time.
If there’s anything better than a juicy pork tenderloin, it’s a juicy pork tenderloin in a delicious stir-fry. This classic, no-fuss dinner is the perfect weeknight meal for carnivores and omnivores alike. The Shaoxing wine gives it an added traditional flare, but if you’re in a rush and don’t have that lying around your house, feel free to substitute it for a dry sherry.
Lo mein has long been an all-time favourite at Chinese restaurants. There’s just something about the simple combination of chicken, lo mein noodles and Hoisin sauce that gives us that Chinese-style flavour that we often crave. This chicken and vegetable lo mein recipe is the perfect dish to satisfy those cravings at home. Quick, easy, and without all the MSG (bonus!).
Thai curry paste may just be the hero of last-minute weeknight meals. Once you’ve got the paste, all you need is a few other ingredients and 20 minutes of time, and boom! You have a steaming, hot dinner ready to be served. This red curry stir-fry with chicken and long beans is great as is, but can also be modified to include any leftover veggies you have in your fridge.
Stir-fries are already quick to make, but when you take out the meat, you cut down its cooking time even more. If you’re in a hurry but still want something satisfying, this mushroom stir-fry will do the trick. The mushrooms absorb all the rich flavours from the sauce they’re cooked in, giving you that same savoury taste you’d normally get from meat.
With a mouthwatering amalgamation of flavours, this sweet and sour stir-fry has something for everyone. Pineapples, soy sauce, cucumbers, cashews and Sriracha sauce are only a few of the ingredients used in this eclectic yet delectable dish. If you want to take your taste buds on even more of a ride, try adding in a pinch of cayenne pepper to make it sweet, sour and spicy!
You’ve probably ordered it countless times at your favourite Chinese restaurant, but why not have a go at making this popular dish at home? As a super-simple recipe with a spicy kick, the main ingredients are chicken, peanuts and chili peppers, making it a perfect, last-minute dinner to whip up using what you already have in your kitchen.
When you think of stir-fries, seafood may not be the first thing that comes to mind – but this incredible scallop stir-fry will get you thinking very differently! Because the recipe uses pre-cooked thin noodles and fast-cooking scallops, so you’ll go from pan to plate in no time. Now this is a go-to dinner for those long weekdays when you come home and want a scrumptious supper ASAP.