Stir-frying cooks bite-sized ingredients in a small amount of oil over high heat. Meats, chicken and seafood come out tender and juicy. And vegetables keep the fresh flavour, crisp texture, bright colour and all the vitamins that make veggies so good for you.
Stir-frying is also a great way to stretch your pennies. Many stir-fry recipes call for lots of onion, carrots and cabbage which are cheaper veggies, while pricy chicken, pork or prawns are used in smaller amounts.
A wok has the ideal shape for stir-frying, but you can get also great results using a large frying pan with a flat bottom and high, sloped sides. Just be sure there's plenty of room in the pan for tossing and stirring ingredients.
A wooden spatula with a wide, flat surface, is perfect for stirring ingredients with ease.