A Wholesome Vegetable Stir-Fry: A Symphony of Flavors and Colors

Nov 3, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
12 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, julienned
  • 1 small broccoli head, florets separated
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup baby corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)

Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, stirring quickly to release their aromatic flavors.
  2. Toss in the sliced red and yellow bell peppers, followed by the julienned carrot. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add the broccoli florets, sugar snap peas, sliced mushrooms, and baby corn into the wok. Stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes, ensuring the vegetables retain their vibrant colors and a slight crunch.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce. Pour this savory blend over the stir-fry, coating the vegetables evenly.
  5. Gradually drizzle the cornstarch mixture into the wok while stirring. This will thicken the sauce slightly and give your stir-fry a glossy finish.
  6. Continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the vegetables are tender.
  7. Remove the wok from heat and transfer the stir-fry to a serving dish. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added crunch and a handful of fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of herbal flavors.

Vegetable Stir-Fry Cooking Instructions

Tips and Variations:

  • Feel free to experiment with different vegetables based on personal preferences and seasonal availability. Zucchini, snow peas, cabbage, or even water chestnuts would make excellent additions to your stir-fry.
  • For a protein boost, you can toss in some thinly sliced tofu, tempeh, or pre-cooked chicken into the stir-fry.
  • Adjust the sauce according to your taste. If you prefer a sweeter flavor, increase the amount of hoisin sauce. Add a pinch of chili flakes for a spicy kick or a squeeze of lime juice for a tangy brightness.
  • Serve your Vegetable Stir-Fry along with steamed jasmine rice or nestled into lettuce cups for a refreshing and light meal option.


There is something magical about the harmony of flavors and textures that come together in a simple vegetable stir-fry. As you take your first bite, admire the vibrant colors and savor the enticing aromas. This dish is not only a celebration of nature’s bounty but also a reminder of the incredible fusion between ancient culinary traditions and modern palates. So, embrace the garden symphony and indulge in a wholesome Vegetable Stir-Fry that will leave you craving for more.

Vegetable Stir-Fry Final Dish

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