There are lots of stir fry recipes out there. The basic ingredients are more or less the same -soy sauce, wok oil or sesame oil, fresh ginger, lime etc.- and so is the method.
I don't have a wok. I use a big frying pan. If you're cooking for more than 2-3 people, you may find it a bit of a struggle if you don't have a wok. Otherwise, you will be fine. No need to invest in a wok if you don't have the space for it or can't afford it, in my opinion.
It's a great alternative to ordering a take-away, needless to say. ; )
Ingredients (serves 2 people):
-2 clove garlic
-1 white onion (thinly sliced)
-half a red chilli (or chilli flakes)
-2 medium carrots cut into dices
-1 red pepper
-2 broccoli heads (cut into chunks)
-fresh ginger (thumb size) (finely chopped)
-80g mangetout, sugar snaps or frozen peas
-150g medium noodles
(You can also use some cabbage. You could replace the noodles with cabbage.)
-2 tbsp soy sauce
-1 tbsp wok oil
-1 tbsp vegetable oil
-a squeeze of lime
-some salted cashew nuts or peanuts (optional)
1. Prepare all the vegs, garlic, ginger etc.
2. Boil some water in a pan.
3. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok or a frying pan.
4. When it's hot, stir in the onion, garlic and ginger.
5. Then add the chilli, carrots, broccoli, pepper and mangetout (or sugar snaps, or frozen peas) -and cabbage, if you use cabbage. Stir well.
6. Boil the noodles for 3 minutes.
7. When the noodles are cooked, add them to the vegs in the pan.
8. Stir well. Pour 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp sesame oil or wok oil. (If, at this point, the broccoli looks a bit too firm, pour a bit of boiling water on the mix -3 tbsp). Cook for 2-3 minutes. Don't stop stirring.
9. Add the juice of half a lime. Stir well.
10. You can sprinkle some crushed cashew nuts or crushed peanuts on top before serving.