Fast, easy, and tasty, stir-frying is one of our favorite cooking methods for busy weeknights, and it should be yours, too. Arm yourself with these recipes, assemble your chopped meat and/or vegetables, and you'll be ready to wok—er, rock.
Light seasoning helps fried rice shine.
Stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp, pork, and vegetables.
Instant ramen? Check. Cooked Rice? Check. Egg? Check. Cleared for blastoff!
The glossy sauce that coats this take-out staple is simultaneously sweet, savory, and tart.
Tingly, mildly spicy, and nuanced, just like they do it in Chengdu.
A simple stir-fry for garlic lovers.
A quick and easy stir-fry.
A classic Chinese chicken stir-fry laden with Sichuan peppercorns and chili peppers.
A touch of vodka gives this Chinese take-out classic a superior crispy crust.
Deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze.
Featuring cabbage charred until sweet, along with meaty mushrooms and big stalks of chives.
Smoke and char infuse every bite in this Chinese-Peruvian stir-fried masterpiece.
A rainbow of stir-fried flavor.
Chasing the elusive wok hei with a blowtorch.
Water velveting yields more tender, silky, and smooth stir-fried proteins.
Cutting slightly against the grain makes for perfect stir-fried chicken morsels.
This tofu has a tender center surrounded by a well-seasoned, impressively crisp crust.
How to pick a wok that'll do the job.