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Stir Fry Vegetables (Yasai Itame)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: easy, stir fry vegetable
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
Cooking a healthy meal for your family on busy weeknight is made possible with this Stir fry Vegetables (Yasai Itame) recipe. Loaded with plenty of vegetables and your choice of protein, everything comes together in less than 30 minutes!


  • 6.5 oz thinly sliced pork (185 g) (skip for vegetarian/vegan)
  • 10 snow peas (about 1 oz, 30 g)
  • ¼ onion (about 3 oz, 90 g)
  • ¼ cabbage (about 7 oz, 200 g)
  • ½ carrot (about 3 oz, 90 g)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger (2.5 cm)
  • 1 Tbsp neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts (about 3.9 oz, 110 g) (loosely packed)

For Pork Marinade

For Seasonings


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Stir Fry Vegetables Ingredients
  2. Cut the meat into smaller pieces if necessary, and marinate the meat with 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sake in a small bowl.

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  3. Remove the strings from snow peas and cut the onion into thin slices.
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  4. Cut the cabbage into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces.
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  5. Cut the carrot into 2” (5 cm) long slabs then cut into matchsticks.
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  6. Crush (or mince) the garlic and mince the ginger.
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  7. In a large frying pan or wok, heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, add the garlic and ginger. When fragrant, add the meat and cook until it’s about 80% done. Alternatively, you can cook till no longer pink and take the meat out, then add your meat back in when all the veggies are cooked. This will prevent the meat from getting over-cooked.

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  8. Add the onion and stir fry until almost tender. Then add the carrot. If you are going to add other kinds of vegetables that are not in the recipe, start cooking the thicker and tougher vegetables first as they take a longer time to cook.
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  9. Once the carrot is getting tender, add the cabbage and snow peas. Continue to stir and toss the ingredients.
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  10. Then add the bean sprouts and toss one more time. Add 1 tsp. oyster sauce and 1 tsp. soy sauce.
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  11. Add the salt, freshly ground black pepper, and drizzle 2 tsp. sesame oil. Enjoy immediately, this dish is fantastic with rice and miso soup.
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Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.