This is my homemade version of Korean Stir Fry. Simple ingredients and easy to make this is great for lunch or dinner and only takes twenty minutes.
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Is Stir Fry Good For You?
This Korean Stir Fry is relatively healthy and definitely better for you than many restaurant variations that use a lot of oil. The vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are a great way to get more fresh veggies into your family’s diet.
For a healthier option, you can replace the oil with about half of the recommended in the recipe. You can also replace the pasta with zoodles or place the stir fry veggies into a lettuce wrap.
How Do I Make Korean Stir Fry Noodles?
For a successful stir fry, you will want to be prepared.
First, prepare the pasta water first so that once you drop the noodles into the water, you can begin stir-frying the veggies.
While the water is coming to a boil, prepare all of your veggies.
Other Veggies To Add To Stir Fry
Stir fry can be used with leftover frozen food, fresh veggies or whatever you have on hand. Below will be a few suggestions for how to combine them.
- Carrots and Onions
- Carrots, Green onions, Garlic
- Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes
- Zucchini, Onions, Garlic
- Zucchini, Eggplant, Onions
- Peas, Onions, Garlic, Watercress
- Brocolli, Watercress, Onions
- Baby Corn, Brocolli, Onions
- Corn, Onions, Garlic, Peas, Brocolli
- Bell Peppers, Onion, Snap peas, Garlic
Storing Korean Stir Fry
In a wok or pan over medium-high heat, reheat leftover stir fry by adding a little water or chicken broth to your hot wok or pan. Then add the stir fry and move it around the pan while it heats.
Remove from the heat after being warm and serve.
More than anything, relax and have fun. Cooking is an adventure and making the food is half of the fun! Even if you do not follow the exact steps or have the exact ingredients, your meal will turn out just fine!
Korean Stir Fry
- 1 cup Carrots shredded
- 1 Zucchini julienned
- 3 Green onions cut into 4 equal pieces
- 1/4 Red onion small
- 1/2 Jalapeño sliced thinly
- 1 tbsp Korean red pepper paste
- 1/2 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1 lb pasta
- Prepare large pot with water and allow to boil.
- Cut and prep veggies
- Place 1 tbsp of canola oil in a hot pan
- Place all veggies in a hot pan and begin to stir fry – do not add jalapeños yet
- Add pasta to boiling water
- Add 1 tbsp more of oil
- Add Korean hot pepper paste
- Add pasta. Do not rinse. Take from pot with tongs and add directly to veggies. This will allow for more water. Just a little
- Toss pasta with veggies, garnish with jalapeño and then serve