Spring Veggie Stir-Fry
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 side servings
- Category: Side dish
- Cuisine: Chinese
This vegetable stir-fry recipe comes together in no time! To turn this side dish into a complete meal, serve it with brown rice and your choice of protein.
- 1/4 cup Fusia Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (regular soy sauce is too salty!)
- 2 tablespoons SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch or corn starch
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 large clove garlic, pressed or minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (scale back or omit completely if you’re sensitive to spice)
- 1 tablespoon SimplyNature Organic Coconut Oil or your cooking oil of choice
- 1 small red onion, root and tip ends removed and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into very thin rounds
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 bunch (1/2 pound) thin asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 2-inch long pieces
- In a liquid measuring cup, combine the soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Whisk until blended and set aside.
- Warm the oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and carrots and a pinch of salt. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until the onions have softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. (If at any point you catch a whiff of something burning while making this stir-fry, dial back the heat a bit.)
- Add the asparagus and cook, stirring every 30 seconds, until the carrots are starting to caramelize on the edges and are easily pierced by a fork, about 3 minutes.
- Pour in the prepared sauce and cook, while stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened to your liking, about 30 to 60 seconds. Remove from heat and serve as a side dish as-is, or turn it into a main dish by serving it with rice, fried eggs or tofu.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free reduced-sodium tamari instead of regular soy sauce.
Make it vegan: Use maple syrup instead of honey.