Pantry Stir Fry

Pantry Stir Fry

This stir fry is SO easy! All my ingredients were from the pantry, or my fridge. We have been pretty tight on grocery money for a couple months. It has been hard to make meals with such random ingredients. So, my mom gave me a can of baby sweet corn and said to make a stir fry with whatever ingredients I could find! Even if they don’t seem to ‘match’.


3 carrots – thinly chopped
3 celery stalks – thinly chopped
1 onion – chopped (I didn’t have one but it adds great flavor)
1 pepper – chopped into cubes
1 can corn (baby sweet corn, creamed corn, any frozen veggies, broccoli etc)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional pepper flakes

1 can flaked chicken (any meat substitute, Tuna, ground beef/chicken – whatever you have!)
1 jar teriyaki sauce (or any sauce really…)


On medium heat, put some oil and about 1/2 cup water into a sauce pan. Add the carrots, celery, onion, pepper. Add a bit of salt and pepper. – I also like to add hot pepper flakes! Only 2 shakes, they are spicy.

Cover with lid and cook for about 15 minutes, occasionally stirring. Or until carrots are softer. When the veggies are almost done, add the corn.

In a separate pot, boil some water and add your vermicelli noodles, or cook some rice while you are preparing the stir fry.

Turn the sauce pan to low heat, and add your meat and sauce. Stir it all together until well mixed.

Top the stir fry on some vermicelli noodles or rice, and you are set to serve! Enjoy your thrifty and delicious meal!

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