Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

Stir fry sauce can turn a pile of chopped veggies into a delicious meal in just a flash. Wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for stir fry sauce and says, "Stir fry [recipes] are one of my go-to weeknight meals, and this sauce is a key element." Hahn goes on to say, "The beautiful thing about stir fries are they can be made with any combination of vegetables, and with any protein you have on hand." The sauce is what pulls the meal together, and you also get the added health benefits from the ginger and garlic. We think this is a sauce recipe everyone should keep in their back pocket for those nights when your produce drawer is calling your name, and you want to get things sizzling. It takes less than 15 minutes to make, and keeps well in the fridge if you make extra.

Gather the ingredients for the stir fry sauce

To make this recipe, you'll need a couple of items, including fresh ginger root, and garlic. In addition, pick up some broth (Hahn uses vegetable broth), honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and arrowroot powder. "You can swap out the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar, and if you can't find arrowroot powder, corn starch will work just as well," Hahn shares.

Mix the stir fry sauce

Start by peeling the ginger, then grating it with a microplane or lemon zester. Using a garlic press, crush the garlic into a paste. The use of fresh garlic and ginger here makes a huge difference, so don't be tempted to throw in the powdered versions. Now that the ginger and garlic are prepped, add them to a small bowl or jar along with the soy sauce, broth, honey, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Stir well to combine.

Thicken the sauce, and serve

To thicken the sauce, pour it into a small pot over medium heat. Add the arrowroot powder, 1 teaspoon at a time, while whisking continuously for 5 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 more minutes. The mixture should be nice and thick, and ready to add to whatever you are cooking. Hahn tells us the sauce will be good for up to 10 days in a sealed container in the fridge. If you foresee a few stir fries in your future, make a double batch of this easy sauce.

Stir Fry Sauce Recipe
4.9 from 23 ratings
This stir fry sauce recipe is not only versatile and easy to make, but it tastes delicious with any choice of protein or vegetables.
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stir fry sauce in bowl
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 2-inches ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  1. Peel the ginger, then using a microplane, grate the ginger. Using a garlic press, crush the garlic.
  2. In a small bowl or jar, combine the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, broth, honey, sesame oil, and rice vinegar.
  3. Add the mixture to a small pot, and bring to medium heat. Then, add the arrowroot powder 1 teaspoon at a time, and stir with a small whisk continuously for 5 minutes. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Calories per Serving 117
Total Fat 2.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Total Sugars 9.2 g
Sodium 3,513.8 mg
Protein 5.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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