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Quick Sesame Ginger Stir Fry with Sauce

September 18, 2017
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Photo by Lindsay Howerton-Hastings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

No bottled sauce mixtures necessary - this tastes like takeout without the chemicals and mystery ingredients, and comes together in minutes! —Lindsay Howerton-Hastings

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup stock (any kind you have)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 cups chopped vegetables and cooked protein
  1. Note: Use any veggies and add-ins you like! For this version I used 1 shredded cooked chicken breast, 1 small can bamboo shoots, 1 large carrot, 1 chopped bell pepper, and ½ onion.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, stock, cornstarch, and water in a small dish, whisking with a small whisk or fork so the cornstarch doesn’t have any lumps left. Grate the ginger and garlic directly into the sauce with a mini grater.
  3. Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes until they have softened and charred just slightly.
  4. Pour in the sauce and add the shredded chicken or any protein you’re using. The sauce should bubble and thicken immediately. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning to your preference with more soy sauce.
  5. If the sauce seems too thick, splash in a little bit of water to thin it out, about 2 tablespoons at a time. Serve over cooked rice.
  6. This recipe originally appeared at

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