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Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry

Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry is a quick week night meal that will fill up your family when you are short on time.

Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry’s are quick, flavorful and deliver when time is short. Stir-fry’s are a great gateway to create your own flavors with different ingredients. I started making stir-fry’s by following recipes and then modifying as I went to fit our tastes. A great stir-fry is vegetables, sauce and a starch. The variations are endless. 

Cost Per Serving $3.62 as of June 2022

If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $14.49. 

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $4.23.

  • This reduces the cost per serving to $1.06.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove top

Recipe serves: 4

Equipment needed: Wok or deep frying pan and a large pot for rice or a rice cooker

Cook time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

Pantry & Spices

Total: $10.26 as of June 2022

  • corn starch $1.72
  • seasoned vegetable base $3.97

    **Better than Bouillon

  • soy sauce $1.58
  • canola oil $2.99


Total: $4.23 as of June 2022

  • frozen mixed vegetables 20 oz $2.33
  • garlic bulb $0.50
  • 1 onion $0.62
  • rice 16 oz $0.78

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan and heat the pan over high heat
  3. Add the onion for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the garlic for 1 minute
  5. Add the frozen vegetables for 4-6 minutes until they are tender
  6. Add the sauce and let cook for 2-3 minutes to thicken the sauce
  7. Add the rice; mix together. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 5

Side Ideas

Hard Boiled Eggs


Silky Edamame Soup

Side Salad

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