How to cook stir fry
Things to collect for cooking stir fry –
For cooking stir fry meals you will need chef’s knives, cutting boards, wooden spatulas and woks.
Now, follow these instructions to know how to cook stir fry –
For stir frying anything, it’s always advisable to choose a nonstick wok or a seasoned carbon steel wok. This is because; these utensils have the perfect depth with sloping sides which is ideal for stir frying.
Preparing the ingredients
Your first step would be to chop of all the vegetables and meats and then go on to prepare the sauce. Stir frying is a fast process and so it’s important that you keep your ingredients cut and ready. When you are chopping your vegetables and meats, make sure that they are all bite sized pieces. This is because stir frying is done at a high heat and so when the pieces are small, there are fewer chances of them getting scorched.
Learning the cooking time
Another important thing is to learn what vegetable and meat takes how much time to cook. This is because; this art of cooking needs you to add the vegetables one by depending upon the cooking time of each. So, for example if it’s the onions you have put in the wok first, cook it for 2 minutes before adding the broccoli florets which will take another 3 to 4 minutes to be stir fried and the then the bell pepper and so on. The meat is best cooked first and place in another container before adding them back at the end.
Procedure of stir frying
You need to heat oil in the pan and then add the aromatics first like ginger and garlic and stir them till you can smell the aroma. The ingredients are to be added next. When the cooking is about two thirds complete, it’s time for you to add the sauce and cover and steam the vegetables and meat together for few minutes.