Cooking in a Wok

How to Cook Stir Fry Vegetables in a Wok

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Cook Stir Fry Vegetables in a Wok

A new way of cooking i trending in our homes: the wok. It is a healthy technique where very little oil is used and tasty dishes are prepared in the purest oriental style.

If you want to know how cook stir fry vegetables in a wok in this OneHowTo article we give you a recipe where we mix different vegetables and season with a traditional sauce for an oriental touch: soy, oyster or sweet and sour. Enjoy this healthy dish in just a few minutes.

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty


You'll need:

  • Wok
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spatula
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Steps to follow:


The first step to cook stir fry vegetables in a wok is to wash all vegetables except the onions and cut into thin strips. Remember not to dice the vegetables, to follow the traditional recipe make thin and long strips.


Then pour a little olive oil in the wok and, when hot, add the carrots and onions first; sauté for a few minutes until you see the onion turn golden brown.


When the onion is golden, add to wok the remaining vegetables selected. Sauté all ingredients over medium heat and keep stirring them for even cooking and so they don't stick to the wok. Note that you should not cook them for too long, just enough so that they're slightly cooked but without becoming soft.


When the vegetables are cooked to your liking, it is time to add the sauce you like to dress your vegetables: either soy sauce, oyster sauce or sweet and sour sauce. Mix it all for a while so the sauce soaks in well and then remove from heat.


If you've decided to accompany the dish with the rice, you can add all the ingredients to the previously cooked rice and that's it!

Now you know how to cook vegetables in a wok, a healthy and low calorie dish that is perfect to eat at any time of day. If you are going to eat it in the morning, the tradition is to accompany the wok with a handful of boiled rice or grilled chicken. Enjoy!

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  • When you pre-heat the pan, you'll know it's hot and ready for your ingredients when you hear a sizzling sound
  • After cooking, wash the wok with hot water and a cloth so your vegetables don't stick to the pan the next time you use it
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How to Cook Stir Fry Vegetables in a Wok