Weeknight dinners that are quick, healthy, and easy to make are worth their weight in gold.
Whether you’re a working individual or a college student, or just lazy (hey, we’re not here to judge), this effortless frozen vegetable stir-fry recipe packs big and bold flavors in every bite. Featuring a simple homemade sauce over some noodles and pre-cut frozen vegetables, this comfort food will be ready in no time!
Tips for making the perfect stir-fry
Before we dive into the recipe, here are a few tips to make sure you’ve got the perfect stir-fry every time, especially if you’re using frozen vegetables.
- Make sure your frozen veggies don’t thaw before you cook them. They should go straight from the freezer into a very hot skillet or wok. This will prevent them from getting soggy.
- Cook your rice or noodles the day before and store it in the refrigerator. Doing so makes sure it has the time to dry out a bit so your dish isn’t mushy.
- There’s no one way to enjoy stir-fry veggies. You can absolutely customize it to your liking by throwing in your favorite protein every now and then.
- If you’re using frozen vegetables, we’d recommend a blend of broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans, and baby corn but you can tailor it to your liking.
Frozen vegetable stir-fry recipe
Step 1: Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, peanut butter, and garlic powder in a small bowl. The combination of soy sauce and peanut butter gives it a nice Thai-style flavor.
Step 2: Stir-fry the frozen veggies in a large skillet over medium heat. Once done, transfer them to a paper-lined towel.
Step 3: Sauté ginger, garlic, and chopped scallions in the skillet for about 2 minutes and add the cold rice or noodles straight from the fridge.
Step 4: Pour the sauce over the rice and let it simmer. Once it’s absorbed into the rice, add in the stir-fried vegetables and serve while still hot.
And there you have it! Quick and easy frozen vegetable stir-fry for busy weeknights! You can pick up your frozen vegetable mixture from Shana Foods or get it delivered straight to your doorstep!