Homemade Stir Fry Sauce

Forget the bottled sauce! Make this Homemade Stir-Fry Sauce and use up leftover meat and veggies for a quick weeknight meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T water
  • 2 T chopped garlic
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • Fresh and/or frozen stir-fry veggies
  • Beef, pork, chicken and/or shrimp
  • Rice, quinoa and/or noodles


  1. Saute fresh and/or frozen veggies in a few teaspoons of Simply Sunflower Oil until they reach their desired doneness. Remove from pan and set aside.

  2. While the veggies are sauteing, combine the low-sodium soy sauce, water, garlic, brown sugar, rice vinegar and cornstarch in a large measuring cup. Set aside.

  3. If you're using uncooked beef, pork, chicken or shrimp, sear the meat in the same skillet you used for the veggies in a few teaspoons of oil until cooked through. If you're using leftover, pre-cooked protein, sear in the pan with oil until warm, being careful not to overcook the meat.

  4. Once the protein is cooked or warmed, add the sauce mixture to the pan and stir to coat the meat. Simmer on medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add the veggies back to the pan and stir to combine.

  6. Serve with cooked rice, quinoa and/or noodles.

Recipe Notes

TIP: Add some crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce for some spice!