How to Make Stir Fry with Frozen Vegetables
Making a stir-fry using frozen vegetables is a great way to get a delicious, healthy meal with minimal effort. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Frozen vegetables of your choice
- Soy sauce
- Seasonings (optional)
Step 1: Prepare Your Frozen Vegetables
Before you start cooking, make sure to spread out the frozen vegetables on a baking sheet and let them thaw at room temperature. This should take about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are no longer frozen or hard. You can also put them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them for a few minutes to thaw them out, if you don’t have the time.
Step 2: Heat the Oil
Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the thawed vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. If necessary, add additional oil.
Step 3: Add Soy Sauce and Garlic
Mix in 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Step 4: Add Seasonings (Optional)
If desired, you can add seasonings such as ground ginger, ground cumin, and paprika to give the stir-fry additional flavor. Stir the seasonings into the vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!
Your stir fry is now ready to be served. If desired, you can garnish with chopped fresh herbs or serve over cooked rice or noodles.