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Stir-Frying

Having a great stir-fry recipe in your back pocket will see you through many harried weeknights. Find dozens of creative recipes for both vegetarian and nonvegetarian stir-fries, and learn the techniques that will help you improvise your own stir-fry with the ingredients you have on hand.

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Not your average stir-fry: Black rice takes on a deep purple hue when cooked, and makes for a dramatic and more nutritious dinner plate. Plus, spoonful for spoonful, the dark grain has more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries. Japanese eggplant brings meatiness; red cabbage supplies fresh crunch.

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In restaurants, stir-frying is done in extra-large woks over very high heat. To approximate the effect at home, don't crowd the meat in the pan, and make sure the wok and oil are nice and hot before you add the chicken.