The Complete Guide To Stir-Fry Cooking [Infographic]

The Complete Guide To Stir-Fry Cooking [Infographic]
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Once you know the basics of stir-frying, an endless variety of quick and healthy dishes will await you. These infographics from Cook Smarts tell you everything you need to know.

The first graphic above lists the main steps to stir-frying in one page, including recipes for stir-fry sauces. The larger one below offers suggestions for combining ingredients. The best thing about stir-frying, though, is how you can mix and match your proteins, vegetables, and sauces and tap into your own creativity. Just remember the formula of 0kg of protein to 4 cups of veggies plus optionally 1 tablespoon of aromatics.

Cook Smarts also has a video guide at the link below.

[Stir-Fry 101: A Guide to Quick & Healthy Meals Cook Smarts via David Galloway]


  • Ditch the wok.
    Unless you have a gas stove top that takes a wok, it will not cook evenly.

    • Flat-bottom woks are okay for purpose, but not the traditional round ones, especially on an electric stove. A good cast-iron skillet will do a better job and is more useful for other things though.

    • I have a high sided roundy wok pan that has a slightly flattened bottom that sits on my stove top. It was the cheapest bit of kit that I’ve ever bought and turned out to be the best.

  • Pfft.

    Packet of noodles, packet of ALDI stirfry veg mix, packet of meat/fish, bottle of stirfry sauce.

    Cook the meat, throw the rest in. Cook until tender, throw in the noodles if desired to warm through.

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