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I need some help with vegetarian stir fry ideas!

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My BF is Chinese and i am trying to learn how to make good Chinese food.... that is low fat and Vegetarian! I have always enjoyed cooking but as a westerner i am much better at pies, breads and cakes! I need all the tips i can get for making a good stir fry, From cooking to ingredents
Thanks !

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  1. Stir fry is the easiest. Go buy a non-stick wok.

    Throw in one tablespoon of oil, and then throw a mixture of veggies. Add one tablespoon of diced up garlic (if you are a fan). Add about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of cooking wine and salt or soy sauce to taste. Depending on the veggie, cook until done.

    Crunchy greens work well: asparagus, gailan, brocolli
    Leafy greens work well also: spinach, bok choy

    Things I would keep out of the mixture: tomatoes

    1. The order in which you add the vegs matters, as good stir fried dishes should have vegetables that still have some crunch. Cut vegs in uniform pieces, and add the slowest cooking (carrots, for example) first. Your wok needs to be hot, as stir fry cooking is done quickly, and all your ingredients should be ready to add before you start cooking. Certain dishes can have sauce thickened with a slurry (generally cornstarch and water) as desired.