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Quick and easy stir fry dinners

Updated on November 20, 2013
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A stir fry dish is one of the healthiest, easiest, versatile dishes there is. They take no time to make, the ingredients you have available in your kitchen can be put to good use including leftovers. All you need is a little meat, some vegetable -fresh or frozen or leftover - some rice and a spice or two. A food chopped is a wonderful tool to use, it cuts the time way down. No standing there chopping and chopping and chopping. I don't know what I would do without my food chopper. The recipes I have included can all be finished in 20 minutes or less and they all use one pan. Imagine all that good food and only one pan to wash. What could be better

Stir Fry Recipes
Stir Fry Recipes

Chicken Rice Stir Fry


4 cups cold cooked rice

1 cup leftover chicken, chopped

2 eggs

1/2 cup frozen green peas

1 medium white onion, chopped

1/4 green peppers, chopped

1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

2 tbsp oil

salt and pepper, to taste


Beat eggs with a dash of oyster sauce while heating 1 tbsp of oil in large skillet or wok.

Pour in 1/2 of the egg mixture and let set over medium heat , turning once.  Remove from skillet and set aside.  Repeat with the other half of egg mixture.  Cut egg into thin strips and set aside.

Stir fry onion, green pepper, peas, and mushrooms until onion becomes translucent, remove from pan and set aside. 

Add 1 tbsp to skillet, turn heat to medium and stir fry rice.  Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly.

Add chicken and vegetable mixture and heat thouroughly.  Just before serving stir in eggs.

With this and the other two recipes I found that using a food chopper to chop all of the meat and vegetables made this a dish that could be cooked in   less than 20 minutes.


Shrimp rice stir fry with pineapple


2 cups old cook rice

3 tbsp oil

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup white onion, chopped

1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 red chile pepper, diced

2 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp duck sauce

2 tssp lemon or lime juice

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped

1/2 cup dry roasted cashews

1/2 cup torn cilantro leaves


Heat oil in a large skillet or wok ove medium-high heat.  Add shrimp and stir fry until they turn pink, about 1 minute.  Remove and set aside.

Add pepper, onion, garlic, mushrooms, and chile, stir fry until onion becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add eggs and stir fry for another 30 seconds.

Add rice and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, duck sauce and lemon or lime juice.  Stirring constantly cook for 2 minutes.

Add shrimp and fresh pineappleto skillet and stir fry for 2 additional minutes.  Add cashews and cilantro just before serving.


Beef and Rice Stir Fry


2 cups cold cooked rice

2 tbsp oil

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped broccoli

1/2 cup bean sprouts

1/2 cup white onions, chopped

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1 cup leftover roast beef or steak, chopped

3 tbsp soy sauce


Heat 1 tbsp oil in large skillet or wok.  Whisk eggs and pour into hot pan.  Cook until set, about 1 minute.  Remove, cut into thin slices,  and set aside.

Add another tbsp oil and turn on high heat.  Add broccoli, beans sprouts, onion, green pepper,  mushrooms and celery and stir fry until onion becomes translucent, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in beef, rice, soy sauce, cooked egg and mix thoroughly.  Stir fry until mixture is hot, about 2 minutes.


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy W, stir fry dinners are great - add a little of this and a little of that and you have a delicious meal.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I love doing stir fry dinners. They are often very healthy and like you said, clean up is a breeze. Your recipes sound like winners. Thanks! Rated useful.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm partial to the Shrimp and Pineapple myself. Thanks.

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      Karen Metz 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      My family loves stir frys! The Shrimp and Pinapple one sounds real good. Thanks for all the recipes.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks katiem. I alwayss found stir fry meals so easy to do. Whats really great about them is that you can throw anything in them and they will taste good.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW what a great collection! I love stir fry and with your great guide to quick and easy stir fry dinners I think I can master it! Thanks.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      The chicken one is my favorite too. All of them are really good though. Thanks hubpagewriter for visiting and for your comment.

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      8 years ago

      Chicken rice stir fry sounds really delicious. Thank you for the recipe there.


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