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Use familiar ingredients and make the delicious stir-fry dish in a different sauce.

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Discover a new stir-fry menu with familiar ingredients.

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A stir fry dish is an easy and quick side or main dish that adds colors and savory.

Stir-fried vegetables are common in Japan and we call it “YASAI ITAME”.

Although it is an easy dish, it’ll be different whether you know the cooking tips or not to make nice snap vegetables without watery.

Check out this post where I’ll tell you my tips all about stir-frying without getting watery.

MIX VEGETABLE STIR-FRY IN KETCHUP OYSTER SAUCE

MIX VEGETABLE AND BARLEY STIR-FRY IN KETCHUP OYSTER SAUCE

Rico McConnellRico McConnell
Napolitan spaghetti, chicken rice…In Japanese cooking, we often use tomato ketchup to add sweet and tangy sour flavor. This Japanese-inspired veggie stir-fry is super easy to make and quick. No need to make a stir-fry sauce! Clean up your fridge to make this sweet savory vegetable stir fry. You can change ingredients whatever you have.
*I added barley because my husband needs to improve his digestion system.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ green cabbage, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 14 oz bok choy 3 large leaves
  • 3 mini sweet red peppers, sliced
  • cup cooked barley
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 TSP minced ginger
  • hot chili pepper, minced *optionally
  • 1 tbsp Japanese sake or white wine
  • ½ TSP salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil

For Stir-fry sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 TSP gochujang

Instructions
 

  • Prepare ingredients. For bok choy, divide into the white part and green part. Chop separately into bite-size pieces.
    *Slicing the white part along the grain keeps a better crunchy texture and less water in the dish.
  • In the skillet, add oil and minced garlic, ginger, and hot chili peppers. Cook them until fragrant over medium heat.
  • Add sliced carrots, mini sweet peppers, and sliced white parts of bok choy. Stir the ingredients for 30 seconds, over medium-high heat.
  • Add chopped cabbage, then, sprinkle ½ TSP of salt. Stir the ingredients, and add 1 tbsp of Japanese sake or white wine. Immediately, place the lid and continue cooking for 1 minute.
    *Adding salt enhances umami flavor in vegetables and reduces cooking time.
  • Add the stir-fry sauce. (tomato ketchup, oyster sauce, and gochujang, and you don't need to mix them in advance ), green parts of bok choy, and cooked barley.
    It might be better to make an empty space and dissolve Gochujang first.
  • Continue stirring them and cook until your favorite tenderness.
  • *You can add a dash of soy sauce if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Keyword Easy, frying pan, Kid-friendly, Stir-fry

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