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    What to Serve with Stir Fry

    When it comes to easy and delicious meals for the family, nothing beats stir fry. With its versatility and so many different types of flavors, you can whip up a nutritious dinner in no time at all!

    But of course, if you really want a well rounded meal, it’s important to include good side dishes Here we rounded up some of the best sides to pair with stir fry that you can whip up in no time.

    So let’s look beyond the basic white rice, and take that stir fry night to another level!

    Collage of four sides for stir fry.

    What to Serve with Stir Fry

    1. Takeout Fried Rice

    The quintessential Chinese takeout side dish, Pork Fried Rice, right in your own kitchen! It’s literally a breeze to throw together this easy fried rice recipe, and it’s the perfect use for leftover rice.

    Tender pork, an array of colorful veggies, and the perfect balance of sauces make this recipe even better than takeout. All in about 20 minutes!

    Get the Recipe: Takeout Fried Rice

    2. Asian Cucumber Salad

    How about some refreshing, crisp and crunchy salad loaded with bold, umami flavors?

    This Asian Cucumber Salad is a perfect side dish for all your Chinese or Thai mains, or just something to munch and cool off on any summer day.

    Get the Recipe: Asian Cucumber Salad

    3. Wonton Soup

    This quick and easy Chinese soup can be an appetizer or main meal. Any of your favorite wontons with delicious Asian flavorings in flavored broth with shitake mushrooms and bok choy… So easy.

    Enjoy this Asian restaurant favorite in just 15 minutes with this simple, weeknight friendly recipe.

    Get the Recipe: Wonton Soup Recipe

    4. Spicy Noodles

    I know there are spice hunters out there, and this post is inspired by and dedicated to such souls. These Spicy Noodles are just the thing you might want in your life.

    They are absolutely fiery delicious, a perfect balance of HOT with a good dose of umami and a tad bit of sweet.

    These spicy garlic noodles are perfect for lazy days, as they happen in under 15 minutes, and can be customizable in so many ways.

    Get the Recipe: Spicy Noodles

    5. Mango Salad

    This cool and refreshing Mango Salad is the perfect summer side dish that will be a big hit at your cookouts and potlucks.

    It has great Asian tweak with chili oil and soy sauce, inspired by Thai flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Mango Salad

    6. Sticky Asian Wings

    Sticky Asian Wings – If you’ve been looking for a great new chicken wing recipe, this is IT!

    Crispy baked wings, that are tender and juicy inside, are tossed with the ultimate Asian sticky sauce. They’re savory and sweet, with just a hint of kick, and get enhanced with a good sprinkling of sesame seeds. These wings are just too good…

    Get the Recipe: Sticky Asian Wings

    7. Egg Roll Soup

    This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way.

    When craving for that favorite Asian appetizer without wrapping and frying, here is a healthy sub for your egg roll fix.

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup

    8. Hibachi Fried Rice

    Fried rice is such a great use for leftover rice, and makes for a delicious side or light main.

    This Japanese style fried rice only takes about 15 minutes to make and is just as good as what you will get in any restaurant.

    Get the Recipe: Hibachi Fried Rice

    9. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Make these quick and easy lettuce wraps next time you have an Asian themed get together or are just looking for quick meal.

    Inspired by P.F Chang, it’s the ultimate in Asian flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    10. Hibachi Vegetables

    These easy Hibachi Vegetables are just as good as your favorite Japanese steakhouse, and whip up in only 20 minutes!

    Serve them up with Yum Yum Sauce, Hibachi Rice and Hibachi Chicken, and you’ve got yourself a restaurant quality dinner in no time flat!

    Get the Recipe: Hibachi Vegetables

    11. Edamame

    Edamame is simply cooked soybeans. They make a great side dish, as well as appetizer or snack. They’re full of protein and taste great!

    Get the Recipe: Edamame Recipe

    12. Spicy Chili Oil Dumplings

    We can’t get enough of the irresistible delight of this authentic spicy wonton in chili oil recipe.

    Immerse yourself in the exquisite flavors as tender wontons are generously coated in a scrumptious sauce, perfectly balancing the harmonious blend of spicy, savory, and sweet elements.

    This culinary masterpiece captures the essence of the iconic street food experience found in Sichuan, transporting you to a realm of culinary bliss.

    Get the Recipe: Spicy Dumplings

    13. Egg Roll Recipe

    Egg rolls are an integral part of the takeout experience, so when cooking your stir fry at home, it makes sense to make your own egg rolls.

    They’re so good when made fresh!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    14. Baby Bok Choy with Warm Garlic Soy Dressing

    Here’s a quick and easy recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Warm Garlic Soy Dressing, that delivers side dish that goes with so many things!

    It’s a quick and easy way to prepare bok choy, and it belongs in your regular rotation.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    15. Thai Fresh Spring Rolls

    Now these Thai fresh spring rolls shout summer. Fresh, colorful and light. With a simple peanut sweet chili sauce, say hello to healthy and fresh eating this summer with these exotic flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    16. Egg Drop Soup

    Egg Drop Soup is a warm, thickened broth, with rich flavors of chicken and beautiful egg ribbons that add the perfect touch for this bowl of soup. Enjoy this savory, simple to make soup recipe in your home in just minutes. 

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    17. Korean Corn Cheese

    Korean Corn Cheese, a popular Korean-American side dish, makes the perfect appetizer for game day, parties or pot lucks.

    This creamy delight is baked in a skillet using fresh corn, mayo, sriracha, and mozzarella. The result is a golden brown, gooey, and cheesy dip that is super delicious.

    Serve in the skillet with lots of tortilla chips, crostini and enjoy every bite!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    18. Seaweed Salad

    Seaweed salad is a common Japanese side dish, and is really easy to make. All you have to do is rehydrate some dried seaweed and mix with a simple sauce.

    It’s a cool and refreshing side for your stir fry.

    Get the Recipe @ 40aprons

    19. Easy Lo Mein

    We all love an easy recipe, and this easy lo mein can be made in a mere fifteen minutes.

    It’s quicker, tastier, and healthier than getting lo mein take out, and you have no reason not to make it! It’s chock full of fresh vegetables and flavors for you to enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    20. Miso Soup

    Miso is perhaps the most popular of Japanese soups. This recipe shows you just how easy it is to make in your own kitchen… about 25 minutes easy!

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    21. Crab Rangoon

    You’ll love the exquisite flavors of this crab rangoon recipe, where succulent crab meat is delicately blended with creamy cheese and a medley of seasonings.

    Encased in crispy wonton wrappers, these delectable treats are cooked to a glorious golden brown perfection.

    So good!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

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    What to Serve with Stir Fry (20+ BEST Sides)

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of Sides for Stir Fry goes beyond the basic white rice to take your Asian night to a whole new level.


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