Easy and quick veggie stir fry recipe

Quick read {3 mins or less}. No fluffy background story – just the recipe: Ordering take out food was awesome pre-coronavirus, but for now, we’d prefer to cook at home.

It’s hard to know if food at restaurants is safe during this era of coronavirus, so if you may be worried, here is a low cost and quick stir fry recipe that you can try at home.

Lost cost and easy stir fry recipe

Make a veggie stir fry for cheap.
Easy veggie stir fry

Want to make a healthy meal, which is economical as well?

This stir fry recipe is a low cost and quick stir fry recipe that you can try at home.

You can use a wok or a frying pan – whatever you have (don’t go buy something new you don’t need).

Quick stir fry – preparation

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 bags of frozen vegetables (I usually get two different varieties, like one bag with red peppers/carrots/snow peas and one bag with a broccoli/water chestnuts/onions) or you may use a combination of fresh veggies
    • Fresh veggies:
      • Mushrooms
      • Carrots
      • Broccoli
      • Zucchini


  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Spike® Vege-Sal (I use this in place of regular salt)
  • Celery Seed

Pick a protein to add

  • Tofu | Beans | Tempe


  • Olive oil
  • Crunchy noodles
  • Rice, brown or white (we use wheat)


  1. Add some olive oil, and heat up the wok or frying pan.
  2. Add the add your spices, and mix with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add your protein (cut up into thin strips, or bite sized pieces).
  4. When the protein is mostly cooked, add the frozen veggies.
  5. I usually add a dash of water after I put the vegetables in, let sit on medium for 3 minutes, then stir the mixture in my wok or frying pan with a wooden spoon.

Note: It is important to start your rice (takes 15-20 minutes for white rice, or 45 minutes for brown rice), when the oil starts to heat up, so you can time both together (the rice along with the stir fry).

If you are using brown rice (which takes about 45 minutes), make sure to start the brown rice first. You can serve your stir fry with crunchy noodles, soy sauce, or just a little salt and pepper.


If you add your own spices, the flavor is so delicious, that you do not need soy sauce. However, I recommend having soy sauce available to serve to your guests or family.

And the best thing about this recipe is having possible leftovers the next day! The flavor from the spices and sauce soaks into the veggies and protein, so it tastes delightful the next day.



Author: @beAsaveaholic

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