Veggie Stir-Fry 101: How Long to Cook?
Stir-fry is a popular meal-making technique during the hotter weather. It's quick, filling, and takes advantage of those tasty garden ripened vegetables.
But for a tasty and successful dish, it's important to understand that some vegetables take longer to cook in the stir-fry process than others. So here's a break down of which veggies are fast cooing and which are slow.
You might want to keep this handy reference in your Cook'n Recipe Organizer. I've put it into a chapter titled "Cook'n How-To's."
LONG COOKING (more than 5 minutes):
Green or yellow beans
Hard cabbage varieties - green or purple
Finally, a stir-fry tip: Plan ahead by prepping your veggies ahead of time. I refrigerate my diced and sliced veggies - I keep them in water in individual cups with lids - for up to 2 days. This way I can put a stir-fry together in no time flat. This is a great way to "clean out the fridge" and deal with leftovers as well.
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