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Easy stir fry sauce gives any veggie, rice, or noodle dish a tasty background. You can mix it directly or add on top of your favorite entrees. Either way, when you make this homemade stir fry sauce, you will love the results and find any excuse you can to make it.

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Homemade Stir Fry Sauce 

This is the best stir fry sauce ever and makes the perfect dipping gravy or add to your favorite stir fries. You can make this sauce well in advance of your meal and have an easy sauce to serve with your rice, stir fry, noodle bowls, or other favorite recipes.

Our vegan stir fry sauce needs no adjustments if you follow the diet. And while it has plenty of flavor, you can add additional flavors to make it perfect for you!

ingredients to make an easy 5 minute stir fry sauce

Homemade stir fry sauce Ingredients

To make homemade stir fry sauce, you’ll need to the following ingredients:

  • Sesame oil - This adds some flavor, but you could use a different oil if you prefer.
  • Soy sauce - You could use tamarind for a gluten free sauce if you like.
  • Rice vinegar - You could use white wine vinegar instead.
  • Maple Syrup
  • Garlic minced or grated 
  • Grated ginger
  • Cornstarch - This helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Water - When you use this, make sure it is cool.
  • For garnish- We use both chopped spring onions and white sesame seeds.

How to make the best stir fry sauce

Here is how to make stir fry sauce at home:

  • First, heat the sesame oil in a wok or large, nonstick pan.
  • Toss in the ginger garlic and then cook until fragrant.
  • When ready, add in the soy sauce and vinegar.
  • Next, make a cornstarch slurry by mixing the corn flour with the water. Mix it well to make sure there are so lumps or clumps.
  • When the slurry is smooth, add it to the sauce to thicken it.
  • Serve warm with your favorite rice and other dishes.

how to make stir fry sauce step by step recipe

What to serve with stir fry sauce 

You can use the sauce as a dipping sauce with your Air Fryer Tofu or throw in the tofu to coat it with the sauce. 

You can also pair it with jasmine rice and then garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Another great option is to pour over your noodle bowls or buddha bowls.

Recipe variations

When you make this sauce, you can make it your own by trying a few variations. Some of our suggestions include:

  • For some added heat mix in some red chili flakes
  • Use tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten free sauce
  • For a little sweetness, try adding a bit of maple syrup

Pro tips to make the best stir fry sauce

When you make sauce, you can follow these easy tips and tricks for best results:

  • Make sure to remove all the lumps from the slurry and use cool water.
  • Use a garlic press to help keep the garlic small 
  • Play with the heat some to help  prevent burning as the sauce thickens

Is this stir fry sauce recipe vegetarian?

Our sauce recipe is vegetarian and vegan! You won’t have to make any changes to the recipe to make to fit your diet.

stir fry sauce recipe

How to make vegan stir fry sauce

This sauce, is already vegan friendly! This means you don’t need to make any changes to the recipe and can just follow it as instructed.

Storing stir fry sauce

Once you’ve made this sauce, you’ll need to let it cool completely. When ready, pour or scoop the sauce into an airtight container and then place in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks. You can gently reheat the sauce over low heat or microwave for a few seconds to warm up when ready to use. 

How long does the stir fry sauce last

Though it can vary and you should toss it if it looks like it has gone bad, you can typically store homemade store fry sauce for about 1 to 2 weeks. Just make sure to keep it in an air tight container in the fridge.

What is the liquid in this sauce

The liquids in this sauce can vary some, but most start with a combination of soy sauce and an oil. Often, another liquid like vinegar or citrus juice is added to give it a bit of a fresh, slightly sour flavor. 

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Let us know what you think

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Easy 5 minute Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

Easy 5 minute Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

Yield: 8 oz.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Easy stir fry sauce gives any veggie, rice, or noodle dish a tasty background. You can mix it directly or add on top of your favorite entrees. Either way, when you make this homemade stir fry sauce, you will love the results and find any excuse you can to make it.

Ingredients

  • sesame oil 1 tablespoon
  • soy sauce or tamari 2 tablespoon
  • rice vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • maple syrup 1 tbsp
  • garlic minced or grated 1 tablespoon
  • grated ginger 1 teaspoon
  • cornstarch 1 tablespoon
  • water 1 cup
  • chopped spring onions to garnish
  • white sesame seeds to garnish

Instructions

How to make the best stir fry sauce

Here is how to make stir fry sauce at home:

  • First, heat the sesame oil in a wok or large, nonstick pan.
  • Toss in the ginger garlic and then cook until fragrant.
  • When ready, add in the soy sauce and vinegar.
  • Next, make a cornstarch slurry by mixing the corn flour with the water. Mix it well to make sure there are so lumps or clumps.
  • When the slurry is smooth, add it to the sauce to thicken it
  • Notes

    Pro tips to make the best stir fry sauce

    When you make sauce, you can follow these easy tips and tricks for best results:

    • Make sure to remove all the lumps from the slurry and use cool water.
    • Use a garlic press to help keep the garlic small 
    • Play with the heat some to help  prevent burning as the sauce thickens

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