Not sure what to make for dinner? Why not stir fry! It can be whipped up in minutes and is guaranteed to satisfy a grumbling stomach. And the best part, you just toss all the ingredients into one pan.
Loaded with vegetables and the protein of your choice, practically any recipe allows substitutions friendly to your diet. Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegan, and vegetarian stir fries are easy to make and won't break any dietary restrictions. So bust out the wok and celebrate stir Friday with these 13 savory recipes.
1. 15-Minute Lo Mein
Skip the takeout and make this healthier homemade version of Lo Mein instead. It's the fresh veggies you want with the umami noodles you crave.
2. Honey Coconut Cashew Chicken
Indulge this week with sweet and tangy Honey Coconut Cashew Chicken.
3. Mongolian Beef
Tender chunks of flank steak marinated in soy sauce stir fried with ginger and red chili peppers are key to making this authentic Mongolian Beef.
4. Kimchi Udon Noodles Stir Fry
The Korean classic kimchi is not only good for you, but it makes for a stellar addition to stir fry.
Get the recipe for this bacon and kimchi udon noodle stir fry here.
5. Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)
Savory, umami, sweet and spicy, there is nothing quite like authentic Drunken Noodle.
Whether you choose shrimp, chicken, pork, beef, tofu or vegetable, you simply can't go wrong with this Drunk Noodles recipe.
6. Easy Coconut Curry Stir Fry Noodles with Glazed Tofu
Whether you're vegetarian or not, there is no denying that the blend of sweet coconut, pungent curry, and glazed tofu in this Easy Coconut Curry Stir Fry is full of flavor.
7. Asian Zucchini Stir Fry with Shrimp
Mandoline zucchini noodles are the ideal base for this veggie and protein packed Asian Zucchini Stir Fry with Shrimp.
8. Kung Pao Shrimp
Savory and spicy Kung Pao Shrimp is chalk full ingredients waiting to be stir fried, and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
9. Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry
Not all stir fry has to be Asian. Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry breaks the boundaries of fried rice in the healthiest of ways.
Keto, vegan, and paleo-friendly, this is one stunning recipe to add to the rotation.
10. Brown Rice Stir-Fry with Vegetables
Brown rice, cabbage, broccoli, bell peppers, and basically any vegetable in your kitchen is all you need to make a killer vegan stir fry.
Let the Simple Vegan Blog show you how it's done with this recipe here.
11. Pork and Holy Basil (Pad Kra Pao)
Craving savory pork with a hint of fresh Thai basil? Try this Pork and Holy Basil recipe.
The slightly spicy and licorice like flavor from the Thai basil makes a world of difference.
12. Thai Basil Eggplant
Gluten-free and 100 percent vegan, this Thai Basil Eggplant is the savory and fresh Thai dish you're looking for.
Just be sure not to skimp on the quality Hoisin sauce.
13. Stone Fruit Stir Fry
And for dessert? Stone Fruit Stir Fry.
Sweet cherries, peaches, plums, and apricots topped with crunchy walnuts are perfect by themselves, or with a heaping of vanilla ice cream.