What Sides Should I Serve With Stir-Fries?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: I recently bought Grace Young’s Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge and have been making delicious stir-fries for dinner several times a week. I’d like to share my newfound skills with dinner guests, but most of the recipes serve 3 to 4 as “part of a multi-course meal.”

Making several stir-fries is logistically difficult when trying to deal with guests’ arrivals and a 1 1/2-year-old. Rice is an obvious side dish, but do you have any suggestions for other side dishes that go with stir-fries? It’s a bonus if they are easy and can be made ahead of time.

Sent by Abbie

Editor: Abbie, you could include a simple, brothy soup to sip in between bites, like egg drop soup or winter melon soup. If a curry would fit in with your meal, this easy recipe can be made ahead of time on the stove or in a slow-cooker:

Readers, what dishes would you serve alongside stir-fries?

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