Easy BBQ Vegetable Stir Fry

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If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner, you’ve found it! This easy BBQ vegetable stir fry is one of our family’s go-to meals. It’s packed with fresh vegetables and can be served alone or with rice. 

The best part of this vegetable stir fry is that you can make it using your favorite vegetables. We usually use broccoli, carrots, snow peas, shitake mushrooms, and canned baby corn or water chestnuts (or both).  It will taste great with just about any vegetables you have on hand!

ingredients on a bamboo cutting board and bowls of food

colorful bowl filled with rice and vegetables

Can I use frozen vegetables instead?

Even though we prefer fresh vegetables, you can use fresh or frozen vegetables for this BBQ vegetable stir fry recipe. If you’re on a budget, you can also purchase the fresh stir fry vegetable mix that they serve in most grocery stores’ produce sections. 

What should I serve this BBQ vegetable stir fry with?

I usually purchase frozen fried rice that is ready in 5 minutes in the microwave, just to save time. You can also make your own, or serve with lo-mein noodles or white rice. The versatility of this dish allows you to create a different option each time. 

Can I use a different type of oil?

If you don’t have to use sesame oil, I do find that it adds to the flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, you can also use vegetable oil or anything similar. 

bowl of easy BBQ vegetable stir fry with rice

close up of easy BBQ vegetable stir fry

How many vegetables should I make?

How many people you are feeding, will determine how many vegetables you want to use. I typically try to buy 1-2 cups of fresh vegetables for each person that will be eating. 

If I don’t like my vegetables crisp, what should I do?

How long you cook your vegetables will depend on how you like to eat them. We prefer ours to be on the crisp side so that we aren’t cooking out too many of the nutrients. But if you prefer them to be softer, you can continue to saute them a bit longer until they are to your liking.

Do I need to add the toppings or the peanuts?

No, you don’t need to add any of the toppings or the peanuts to this BBQ vegetable stir fry. If anyone you are feeding has a peanut allergy, obviously, skip those. We add the toppings to give the dish a little extra crunch. Our favorite is the fried noodles.

colorful towel and bowls of fresh healthy food

colorful towel and bowls of fresh healthy food

Where can I buy those fried noodles?

I used to buy them in my local grocery store, but for some reason, over the last year, they don’t carry them anymore. Maybe there is a shortage? I did find them on Amazon, but they are pretty pricey. When I told my super-smart, out-of-the-box thinking husband about my dilemma, after visiting three different stores in our area, he asked why I didn’t just go to the Chinese restaurant. Duh! Our local Chinese restaurant sells small bags of them for $.50. Or you can do what we did and just order some soup since they give you a few bags with that order. By the way, the soup makes a great addition to this meal!

If you have any additional questions, please comment and I’ll be happy to answer as best I can!

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Easy BBQ Vegetable Stir Fry

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Easy BBQ Vegetable Stir Fry


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life

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This easy BBQ vegetable stir fry can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Paired with rice, it’s a quick, healthy, and delicious family meal idea.


Ingredients

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  • Broccoli florets
  • Carrots, sliced or chopped
  • Snow peas
  • Shitake mushrooms
  • 1 can Baby corn
  • ¼ cup peanuts or cashews
  • ¼ cup Chinese or Korean BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Ground ginger, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Fried Noodles
  • Peanuts or cashews
  • Fresh minced celery

Instructions

  1. Heat sesame oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. 
  2. Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium, add veggies, baby corn, and peanuts/cashews.
  3. Sprinkle ginger, garlic powder, and salt. Stir frequently for 3 minutes. 
  4. Add bbq sauce and stir until veggies are coated. Continue stirring occasionally for another 4-5 minutes or until you’ve reached the desired crispness of your veggies. 
  5. Serve with or without rice. Top with a few fried noodles, peanuts, cashews, or minced celery for texture. 
  6. Drizzle bbq sauce on top and serve!

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This easy BBQ vegetable stir fry can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Paired with rice, it's a quick, healthy, and delicious family meal idea.
This easy BBQ vegetable stir fry can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Paired with rice, it's a quick, healthy, and delicious family meal idea.

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  1. This story fry looks delicious and flavorful. I am pinning this one to make for my family one night this week. So fresh and healthy too 😉

  2. Sounds and looks delicious. And I highly recommend the sesame oil. It does add that extra authentic flavor to so many Asian dishes.

  3. This meal looks delicious. I always enjoy a new recipe, especially if it has to do with stir fry.

  4. On the rare occassions I do make stir fry I tend to get the prepackaged mixtures. Then I don’t have to cut up the veggies really small haha x

  5. Nnnniiiiccceeeee…I love this fry! It’s good to see different ways of enjoying corn like these!

  6. Brocolli is like my favorite veggie and this stir-fry just seems to be what I’m craving for at the moment. Have to go grab the ingredients!

  7. This is such a fun and tasty dish! Perfect for a side or even a main dish. Make sure to make extra for tasty leftovers.

  8. This sounds delicious, and I like the combination of vegetables that you used for this. It is nice because you could easily change up the vegetables.

  9. I love a quick and easy meal. Vegetable stir fry meals served over brown rice is one of our favorites.

  10. A quick and delicious meal for the whole family which I know kids will enjoy as well. Planning of making this BBQ fried rice with veg this weekend

  11. This is the perfect side dish for all sorts of meals from Mexican to Asian-inspired recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This BBQ vegetable stir fry is easy yet so delicious and healthy. We all love a healthy recipe!

  13. I loved it. I wish I could give more than 5 star rating to your recipe. It’s too good!

  14. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Yours looks like it came right from the restaurant. I will have to save this so we can make it some time.

  15. This looks so yum. My hubby loves veggie stir fry, so I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  16. This recipe looks so delicious! I love all the colourful veggies, which means you are getting a wide variety of nutrients!

  17. First, let me say I love checking out your recipes! Now, I must say this BBQ vegetable stir-fry looks so tasty and I like how easy it is to make. It’s been a longgg time since I’ve made stir-fry, I think I’ll try this recipe over the weekend!

  18. As much as I love stir-fries I always mess it up. I can’t wait to try out your recipe, it is very easy to follow.

  19. Oh, yum! I have to make this! Stir fry is one of my favorite dishes, and I love this new take on it. Looks good!