Stir Frying Vegetables
The beauty of a stir fry is that really most vegetables will be ok! The key is knowing when to throw them in. No one likes soggy vegetables, even if they are covered in delicious sauce – you still want a bit of crunch in them.
The key is putting the vegetables in last, this gives you the chance to control how long they cook for because at that point the stir fry is pretty much cooked and you’re not trying to do everything at once. Depending on what vegetables you’re using they’ll take a slightly different length of time to cook. Here’s an easy to use table on how long to cook them:
|About 5 minutes to cook||carrots, brocolli, cauliflower|
|About 3 minutes to cook||beans, mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, bean sprouts, sugar snap peas|
|About 1 minute to cook||bok choy, choy sum|