There are those nights where you get home from work and want dinner quick. It’s not often we haven’t prepared ahead of time, but this was one of those instances. Luckily we’re prepared for these situations – most recently we purchased a giant bag of stir fry frozen vegetables from Costco.

I’d normally cut my own veggies out to make sure we get all the good stuff we like in the mix, but these are so easy and convenient, with the added bonus that they last in the freezer for quite awhile. No need to worry about mold, wilting, or preparation prior to placing in a pan.

Frozen vegetables for stir fry

This mix has a ton of great mixed veggies including several colored carrots, water chestnuts, broccoli, mushrooms, snow peas, green beans, and red pepper. If I had a few extra minutes I’d add in some julienned green pepper and onion, but I’ll leave that for another day.

Mine and my husband’s favorite stir fry is a teriyaki stir fry, which is easy and tastes delicious.

Teriyaki vegetable stir fry

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 large servings

Ingredients

4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (if you use fresh, use approximately 4 cups of your own mix)
1 tbsp oil (olive or sesame)
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp soy sauce 
3-4 tbsp Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat
  2. Add vegetables and allow to heat through (this will take a few extra minutes if frozen), about 7 minutes for frozen
  3. Once vegetables have cooked through, add garlic and ginger and allow to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  4. Add sauces and mix in well. Extra teriyaki sauce and soy sauce can be added to make for more sauce. 
  5. Serve over a bed of rice or noodles. 

This can be made with fried tofu or meat if you prefer, such as chicken or beef. Marinade the meat or tofu prior to cooking for best results. We eat very large servings of vegetables being we didn’t add any tofu or meat, but with a protein added, this dish will serve 3-4.

Let me know if you made any modifications, or suggestions you may have!

-Cassie

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