The Basics: How to Make a Veggie Stir-Fry

The Basics: How to Make a Veggie Stir-Fry

A quick, healthy dinner

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:

Go to Step 1

  • a vegetable peeler
  • a knife
  • a large frying pan
  • a wooden spoon
  • three garlic cloves
  • a knob of fresh ginger
  • a half pound of vegetables (go for a good combo of colors and textures, e.g., mushrooms, snap peas, and peppers)
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • sherry or white wine
  • soy sauce

Illustrations by Bill Russell