Looking for a simple and delicious 4-ingredient stir fry sauce that will elevate your stir fry recipes? Give a try to this recipe! All you will need is cornstarch, teriyaki sauce, vegetable broth, and garlic cloves, you’ll have a delicious and flavorful sauce in no time.
This 4-ingredients sauce is perfect for stir-frying your favorite meats, vegetables, and rice. The combination between these ingredients creates a savory and flavorful base, while the corn starch helps to thicken the sauce and add body.
This sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used with a variety of ingredients, including chicken, beef, tofu, vegetables, and more.
Simply stir-fry your ingredients in a hot pan, add the sauce, and let it cook until thick and glossy.
The result is a delicious stir fry that is packed with flavor and sure to satisfy your taste buds.
I love making this sauce because it is versatile, easy to make and it requires only 4 ingredients.
You don’t need to spend whole hours in your kitchen or search for exotic ingredients.
So, whether you’re in the mood for a quick weeknight dinner or a healthy lunch, give a try to this simple buy delicious and versatile 4-ingredients stir fry sauce.
🥰 Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- It is an easy and quick recipe that requires only 4 ingredients and it will be ready in no time.
- Even if you will use only those 4 ingredients, the combination of these ingredients will get you a flavorful basic stir-fry sauce.
- It is a versatile sauce that lets you add, replace or experiment with different ingredients.
If you are making stir fry recipes often and you’re looking for a quick and easy sauce for them that is packed with flavor, give a try to this one to see how it cat elevate your stir fry game.
🥘 Ingredients and Substitutes
- Broth. I used vegetable broth, but you could easily replace the vegetable broth with meat broth or just with water if you don’t have broth under your hand. It is important to use a broth with a low salt content because the teriyaki sauce is already salty and you could get a too-salty sauce at the end.
- Teriyaki Sauce. If you don’t have the teriyaki sauce at hand, you could replace it with soy sauce, but in this case, I advise you to add a little ginger. Again, be careful not to choose a soy sauce that is too salty.
- Garlic. I used fresh garlic, but if you don’t prefer the strong taste of fresh garlic or don’t have it at hand, you could replace the fresh garlic with granulated dried garlic. Or if you would like to substitute the garlic, you could replace it with ginger. It will still give an Asian flavor to the sauce.
- Starch. I used cornstarch, but you could also replace it with other types of starch. Do not replace it with flour because you will get a different kind of consistency.
👩🍳 Step-by-step Directions
Take a small saucepan and pour the broth into it. After this, grate the garlic over it.
Quick Note: At this stage, there is no need to start the heat yet.
Pro Tip: If the texture of the garlic bothers you, you could crush it and add it whole-crushed, so in the end, you can remove it from the sauce.
This way you will get the aroma of the garlic, without the disturbing texture of the garlic.
After adding the garlic, add the teriyaki sauce.
In the end, add the starch and mix all the ingredients well.
Now put the saucepan on low heat and stir continuously until the sauce starts to boil.
When the first boiling bubbles appear, taste the sauce and make sure you don’t feel the texture of raw starch.
If everything is ok, stop the heat.
If you still feel the taste of raw starch, let the sauce to cook for a few more minutes.
The sauce is ready to be used in with your favorite stir-fry mix.
🏆 Expert Tips. What to Pay Attention To?
- Taste the sauce at the end, to make sure that you don’t feel the starch taste. If needed, let the sauce cook for a few more minutes.
- If the garlic texture bothers you, you could add a clove of whole crushed garlic to give to the sauce only the garlic taste. In the end, remove the garlic from the sauce.
- Be careful to pick a broth with a low salt content because the teriyaki sauce is already salty and you risk getting a sauce that is too salty.
♻️ Make Ahead, Storage, and Heating:
Can I Prepare It Ahead?
This 4-ingredients stir fry sauce is meal prep friendly and you can make it up to 2 weeks ahead of time. Just make sure to keep it in the fridge in a sealed jar.
Can You Freeze the Stir Fry Sauce?
Do not freeze the sauce because it contains garlic which will change its taste.
If you still want to freeze it and keep it for a longer period, you can boil the sauce for a longer period until the garlic is completely cooked, or crash it and put it whole, so that you can take it out after you will cook the sauce.
Or as another solution, you have could opt for dried garlic. In that case, you can easily freeze the sauce and the taste of the sauce will not change.
📋 Recipe Card:
4 Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce
- Pour the broth in a sauce pan.⅜ cup Vegetable Broth
- Grate the garlic cloves over it.2 Cloves Garlic
- Add the teriyaki sauce into the sauce pan.¼ cup Teriyaki Sauce
- Add the starch and mix well all the ingredients.½ teaspoon Corn Starch
- Set the heat to low and stir continously until the sauce will start to boil.
- Now taste the sauce and check if you don't feel the taste of raw starch. If is needed cook for a few more minutes.
- If everything is ok, stop the heat and the stir-fry sauce is ready to be used further.
I highly recommend reading the entire recipe to find more tips and notes about this recipe. Read Full Recipe ⇑
- Pay attention not to pick a salty broth, or teriyaki sauce as you may get a too-salty sauce in the end.
- If you don’t like the garlic texture, you can crush it whole and remove it from the sauce in the end.
- If you plan to freeze the sauce, you must remove the garlic in the end before freezing or just replace it with dried granulated garlic.