Quick & Easy Stir-Fried Vegetables | Just 20 Minutes

This super easy Stir-Fried Vegetable recipe is the perfect recipe to make for quick dinners or for when you have leftover vegetables that you need to use. There are so many variations of this recipe. I love making stir-fried veggies because it is so simple to make and it always turns out to be a tasty and fulfilling dish. It can be served as a main course or a side dish paired with rice, noodles, potatoes, wraps, or if you want to be on the healthy side; a bowl of lentils or chickpeas.

I try my best to avoid oil in my cooking. You can use a tablespoon of water or vegetable broth in a heated-up frying pan. Add more water as the water starts to completely evaporate, but make sure you don’t add too much as you’d otherwise end up just boiling the vegetables. This technique takes a bit of practice. It’s not a complete substitute for oil but it’s a much healthier option.

Why Stir-fry?

Stir-frying results in tender-crisp vegetables. Vegetables also retain more nutrients than if they are boiled. It’s also the easiest way to cook a meal from scratch. The technique comes from China and has spread into other parts of Asia.

Vegetables also retain more nutrients than if they are boiled

Main Ingredients – Easy Stir-Fried Vegetable

  • Leeks
  • King Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Mixed Frozen Vegetables (Beans, Carrots, Peas and Corn)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Soybean Sprouts
  • Curry Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Rice
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Soybean sprouts

My favourite ingredient in this stir-fried dish is Soybean sprouts. Soybean sprouts are known for treating iron deficiency anaemia. There is evidence that Soybeans have been used in cooking for over 1000 years.

Soybean sprouts are not a strict requirement for this easy stir-fried vegetable recipe. In fact, you can substitute all the main ingredients for this stir-fry.

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Substitutes

  • Enoki mushrooms
    • Very easy to use and adds great flavour
  • Mung bean sprouts
    • Exactly the same as soybean sprouts
  • Bok-choy
    • An excellent way to make recipe keto-friendly

Leeks

Leeks are an excellent substitute for onions and can be included in many dishes. Leeks are known for their many health benefits. They are rich in flavonoids, vitamins A, E, K, and fibres. Consuming leeks regularly helps improve digestion, reduce the risk of osteoporosis and improve your vision.

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Substitutes

  • Onions
    • The nutritional values and the taste won’t be altered much with this substitute.
  • Cabbage
    • Thinly sliced cabbage would make a good substitute for leeks.
    • Surprisingly, per cup, leeks (and onions) contain more carbs than the other ingredients in this easy stir fry recipe. Cabbage is keto-friendlier.

King Trumpet Mushrooms

The list of health benefits for king trumpet mushrooms is impressive such as lowering cholesterol, helping with weight loss and some anti-cancer properties.

Substitutes

You can use substitutes such as button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms or any other large variety of mushrooms.

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King trumpet mushrooms

Instructions:

  1. Cook 2 cups of rice with 2 cups of water in an instant pot for 20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Take a non-stick pan and fry 6 King Trumpet Mushrooms and 1 leek. Add any mixed frozen veggies of your choice. In this recipe, I used beans, carrots, peas and corn.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Throw in a handful of soybean sprouts. Add in 1.5 tbsp of curry powder, 1 tsp of red chilli powder and a bit of water.
  5. Mix all together until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  7. Grab a bowl and add some rice. Add the stir-fried veggies and dig in!
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Quick and Easy Stir-Fried Vegetables

This super easy Stir-Fried Vegetable recipe is the perfect recipe to make for quick dinners or for when you have leftover vegetables that you need to use. There are so many variations of this recipe. I love making stir-fried veggies because it is so simple to make and it always turns out to be a tasty and fulfilling dish. It can be served as a main course or a side dish paired with rice, noodles, potatoes, wraps, or if you want to be on the healthy side; a bowl of lentils or chickpeas.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 2 people
Calories 786 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Non-stick Frying Pan
  • 1 Instant Pot for cooking rice

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Leek
  • 6 King Trumpet Mushrooms
  • 1 pack Mixed Vegetables Beans, Carrots, Peas and Corn
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 handful Soybean Sprout
  • 1.5 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 cups Rice

Instructions
 

  • Cook 2 cups of rice with 2 cups of water in an instant pot for 20 minutes.
  • Take a non-stick pan and fry 6 King Trumpet Mushrooms and 1 leek. Add any mixed frozen veggies of your choice. In this recipe, I used beans, carrots, peas and corn. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Throw in a handful of soybean sprouts.
  • Add in 1.5 tbsp of curry powder, and 1 tsp of red chilli powder and add a bit of water. 
  • Mix all together until all ingredients are fully incorporated. 
  • Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Grab a bowl and add some rice. Add the stir-fried veggies and dig in!

Nutrition

Calories: 786kcalCarbohydrates: 170gProtein: 19gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 98mgPotassium: 619mgFiber: 10gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 7561IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 4mg
Keyword stir fried vegetables, Veggies
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16 Comments

  1. Grace This Place

    This looks so delicious! I made stir fry last night. I’m going to have to try this!

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  2. emberly

    Thank you for the inspo! Always looking for new ideas for heathy recipes – especially in winter.

    Reply
  3. Haley

    I’ve been wanting to try king trumpet mushrooms and I just found a local Asian market that has them for a price that you can’t beat! Definitely pinning this for later to try out!

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  4. leena

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious! And seems really simple, saving this to make for dinner, thank you x

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  5. Kaybee Lives

    5 stars
    This is such a great combo of veggie ideas that you could use for many different meals during the week! Thanks for a great meal prep idea to use these easy stir fried vegetables!

    Reply
  6. Jimmy Clare

    This sounds so yummy

    Reply
  7. Kevin Foodie

    5 stars
    The king trumpet mushrooms sounds like royalty. Looks like a simple, yet delicious dish.

    Reply
  8. Laura

    5 stars
    This looks like an insanely tasty recipe!!! I’m horrible when it comes to creating a meal… but this feels very easy! Also these photos are gorgeous!!!!!

    Reply
  9. Lyssa

    5 stars
    Such an awesome healthy dish! I love a good stir fry with tons of veggies. 🙂

    Reply
  10. Evie

    I love your mix of spices to make the sauce, such a powerful combination for an amazing stir fry sauce. I was just looking for a recipe as our store was sold out of the bottled stir fry sauce. Thank you!

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  11. Brian

    I’m always looking for a quick. easy, and tasty way to incorporate more vegetables into my diet. I’m loving the recipe and will definitely try it out for the family.

    Reply
  12. Sam

    5 stars
    Easy and healthy! Definitely use these spices and vegetables too for my Filipino food!!

    Reply
  13. Malaika Archer

    I am a foodie, I can almost taste this. Looks so yummy!

    Reply
  14. Erika R

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this out!!!

    Reply

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