An easy, gluten-free stir fry dinner that tastes just like the restaurants!
All the Greens with Garlic Sauce
Simple, Savory and Delicious!
A stir fry is one of our quick and easy, go to dinners, any day of the week.
We just quick saute our favorite veggies or whatever we have in the fridge, make some rice if we don’t have any already made and stir fry some chicken for the boys. There is something for everyone, which is always a win.
But you need a great sauce!
We have a few simple sauces we love like this Garlic Sauce or our General Tso’s Sauce which are easy to whip up.
In fact, I just tweaked this Garlic Sauce recipe and I think it is better than ever! Like, I’m obsessed, it’s so good!
And while I often think of a stir fry as a great way to use up “older veggies”, it tastes better than ever with fresh seasonal veggies!
This bowl includes my family’s favorite green vegetables for stir frying — broccoli, bok choy and snow peas.
I quickly sautéed them with some green onion and they then stir fried them with that YUMMY garlic sauce.
The sauce recipe is adapted from The Spruce , takes less than 15 minutes to make and it is thick and perfectly flavored.
The garlic sauce tastes just like the restaurants!
All you need is lots of garlic, sesame oil, gluten-free tamari or soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar (missing from the photo), mirin and cornstarch mixed with water.
We made the sauce separately, sautéed some snowpeas, broccoli and bok choy then added the sauce to the sauteed veggies for a few minutes
A quick, easy and super yummy dish in no time!
As with all my recipes, you can adapt to taste and substitute your favorite vegetables, add chicken like my boys like or tofu depending on your tastes or mood.
As you can see by other photos with the same sauce, you can swap out the veggies like this one with Eggplant + Greens
Or you can stir fry them all together like the restaurants!
No matter how you stir fry and serve it, it is delish!
A easy, delicious dinner that's better than takeout! Broccoli, Bok Choy and Snow Peas quickly stir fried and sautéed in savory and perfectly flavored Garlic Sauce. Optional: stir fry some chicken for the meat lovers in your family.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dinner, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Serves: 4 servings
Garlic Sauce (recipe adapted from The Spruce) (makes 1 cup)
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar (update: recently I've been cutting back to 3 tablespoons sugar and still love it!)
One bunch green onions, chopped whites and some greens for garnish.
Sesame oil, 2-3 tablespoons
1 head Broccoli, cut into bite size or slightly larger pieces
1-2 cups snow peas, trimmed
5-6 baby bok choy, cut lengthwise into pieces
White or Brown rice, cooked
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
Sesame oil, 2-3 tbsp
1 lb chicken breast, cut into 2 inch pieces
Combine rice vinegar, sugar, tamari, mirin, and ½ teaspoon sesame oil in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, stirring to combine. (this is the sauce base)
In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water.
Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the garlic and cook,stirring until fragrant (around 30 seconds).
Re-stir the sauce, add it to the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring. (This will take about a minute).
Re-stir the cornstarch- water mixture and add it to the sauce a little at a time (stirring as to combine) until it is a desired thickness-- it will thicken quickly as it heats up.
Transfer to a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside until ready to use.
NOTE: Garlic sauce will thicken, especially if you make ahead. It will thin out as you heat it up. Can always add a touch of warm water and stir it if in want a thinner sauce.
Veggie Stir Fry
In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning. Add onions and saute a minute or two until just tender.
Add broccoli, cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Then snow peas and cooke an additional 2-3 minutes. Then add in bok choy and saute until wilted and tender. Cook longer for softer vegetables.
Add the garlic sauce to the sauteed vegetables and stir to combine. Heat 2-3 minutes until warm.
Serve over rice. Garnish with green parts of green onion.
NOTE: To keep the veggies separate in this photo, I sautéed them each separately. First the broccoli, then set aside; then the snow peas, then set aside; then the bok choy. Then added the additional sauce on top of the veggie after plating them.
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning.
Add chicken and saute 4-6 minutes until cooked through.
Add garlic sauce, stir to combine and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until warm.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...