Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)

Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)

Weekday dinners are always about getting the most out of 30 minutes cooking for me. I do not want to spend more time with cooking on a Tuesday night when we just get home right before dinner time after the extra classes for the children. But I want freshly cooked dinner.

Stir fries are a quick, simple way to get vegan dinners sorted. Luckily, you don’t even need lots of different, unusual spices either – sometimes throwing in just some fresh ginger. and soy sauce does the magic. Vegetable stir fries are also very healthy because the veggies are practically half cooked and so they preserve more vitamins than the ones cooked for hours in stews. (I’m not sure if those could be counted towards your 1 in 5 – most sources say it can, but honestly, cooking a vegetable for hours until they literally break down and get mushy… I’m not so sure about the vitamin content of that meal.)

The best thing about this oriental stir fry – I call it oriental because all the two oriental spices: soy sauce and fresh ginger are often used in most oriental cuisines. And that’s all you essentially need for this meal plus the vegetables.

Now the vegetables are quite interchangeable too: use a different type of mushrooms, swap the red bell peppers for green ones,  leave the broad beans out, add julienned butternut squash – whatever you have at home really. It’s a great way to use up bits and pieces of veg you have at home – thus reducing food waste.

I normally serve it with cooked rice but noodles are also good. Occasionally I add vegan “hoisin duck” (I do like Linda McCartney’s hoisin duck but if you buy that, also buy hoisin sauce to serve it with, otherwise it’s a bit dry). And of course if you fancy a few pieces of roasted chicken breast or something like that for the carnivores in the family, that will go well too with the stir fry. 


Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)

Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)

Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)

Simple Oriental Stir Fry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Simple Oriental Stir Fry - vegan and ready in a matter of minutes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, oriental
Keyword: Simple Oriental Stir Fry
Servings: 2 people
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 4 cm piece of garlic peeled and minced
  • 5-6 medium pieces of chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pak choi
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 4 broad beans quartered
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Wash and slice up the vegetables and prepare the spices.

    Simple Oriental Stir Fry (Vegan Recipe)
  2. In a wok pan, fry the garlic and the ginger for 2-3 minutes on the vegetable oil.

    simple oriental stir fry
  3. Add all the vegetables except the pak choi and the spring onions. Add the soy sauce and simmer them for 10 minutes. For the last 5-10 minutes add the pak choi either in whole or in large pieces. (I added them in whole leaves because I like the firmness of them in the meal.)

    simple oriental stir fry
  4. Serve it with rice and scatter the spring onion slices over the plates before serving. You can also add some toasted sesame seeds.

    I normally add vegan "hoisin duck" too to make it a fuller meal, but it's fantastic on it's own with plain rice.

    simple oriental stir fry

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StressedMum (@stressedmum01) April 28, 2020 - 1:45 pm

I do love stir frys especially when the weather is hot, they are quick and easy to prepare and cook and taste amazing

Helen April 28, 2020 - 1:47 pm

So fresh and full of flavour! I love the look of this and such a healthy dinner too 🙂

Jennifer April 28, 2020 - 3:28 pm

This looks delicious! I might just try it tonight seeing that I have most of the ingredients

MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 28, 2020 - 5:24 pm

I love all the ingredients so I’m sure I would enjoy this dish. I do often eat more veg than anything else and having simple recipes to give me a change of meal is always great.

Sarah Bailey April 28, 2020 - 7:37 pm

Ohh now this sounds delicious – I have to admit I can’t remember the last time I made a stir fry, this one sounds delicious as well, I need to give it a try.

Sarah Ann Tonner April 29, 2020 - 8:19 am

This looks delicious! I make a stir fry at least once a week. I love fresh ginger, soy sauce and being creative trying new vegetables and combinations. So quick, easy and always goes down well.

Rebecca Smith April 29, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Such a tasty looking dish and perfect for a weeknight dinner. I am always looking for quick and easy dinners during the week too.

Jess Howliston April 29, 2020 - 8:47 pm

Oo this stir fry looks delicious, so fresh and vibrant too! I love stir fry and its often by go to dish, I love that they are so versatile too and you can experiment with adding different flavours, veg and proteins too! Quick and easy dinner ideas are always a winner here.

Yeah Lifestyle April 29, 2020 - 9:52 pm

I am not vegan but this recipe is so mouthwatering and i would love to have it for lunch especially since how healthy it is

forkwardthinkingfoodinista April 30, 2020 - 3:25 am

Ooo yes please. I am vegan so this is perfect for me. A nice mix and with some good protein here too. Looks yummy and will be trying this out xx

ChelseaMamma April 30, 2020 - 10:41 am

This looks and sounds delicious, loving all the bright colours in the dish

Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too May 1, 2020 - 10:13 am

Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious! Fantastic colours making it so inviting

iheartkatiecakes May 11, 2020 - 12:05 pm

Oh wow, this looks delicious!! I love a good crunchy veggie stir fry! I’ll be pinning this for later.

Katie xoxo


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