If you’re wondering what to serve with your stir fry, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 42 of the most popular side dishes for stir fry.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with stir fry are scallion rice, pan-fried noodles, and scallion pancakes. For something meaty, try teriyaki glazed salmon, salt and pepper pork, or Chinese chicken wings. Tofu katsu, zucchini noodles, and cucumber salad are also great options.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Whether you’re making a veggie or meat stir fry, this scallion rice is the ultimate accompaniment.
It has citrusy, peppery flavors thanks to the addition of green Sichuan peppercorn oil and scallion paste.
This paste is also responsible for the bright green hue that makes this rice dish even more special.
Why we love this recipe: it makes your plate Insta-worthy.
Soy sauce pan-fried noodles
Not up for a rice dish? How about pan-fried noodles instead?
What makes this dish unique is the sauce – it’s full of umami flavor from soy sauce and sesame oil.
And if you’re up for a fiery challenge, try adding two to three pieces of chopped red chili to the sauce!
Why we love this recipe: you only need 15 minutes, making it ideal for those busy weeknight dinners.
Pork and ginger potstickers
It’s easy to grab some potstickers from the store, but if you make them from scratch it’s guaranteed to earn you major plus points.
Plus it means you can fill them with anything you like.
This recipe uses a pork and ginger combo for a mildly fiery kick.
Why we love this recipe: it’s super detailed and even includes instructions for making your own dumpling wrappers.
Tofu katsu is a great dish to serve for Meatless Mondays.
Just make sure to use extra firm tofu slices so they don’t break apart while you bread and fry them.
And use panko crumbs for the crispiest results.
Why we love this recipe: it’s rated 4.5 stars from 169 reviews.
Scallion pancakes are not your regular pancakes.
Instead of soft and fluffy, they’re crisp and flaky, with a hint of peppery flavor from the chopped scallions.
They’re usually served as an appetizer, but they’re fabulous as a side dish to stir fry, too – especially for mopping up that delicious stir fry sauce.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for freezing so you can make extra.
Teriyaki glazed salmon
I’ve had many versions of teriyaki, but teriyaki salmon has to be my favorite.
The sauce’s savory, tangy flavors perfectly match the rich, slightly oily salmon.
Pair this glazed salmon with a veggie stir fry for a light and nourishing dinner.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Asian zucchini noodles
Want something low-carb to serve with your stir fry? Look no further than zucchini noodles!
These faux noodles become delightfully tender, almost resembling al dente pasta when cooked.
They’re light but full of flavor, thanks to the soy-ginger sauce.
Why we love this recipe: you can enjoy these faux noodles guilt-free.
Baked sweet potatoes
This side dish may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of a stir fry, but it’s a combination that makes sense.
Baked potatoes are the perfect blank canvas for any flavor – my favorite stir fry to serve with baked potatoes is a classic beef and broccoli.
Why we love this recipe: the oven does all of the work for you.
Smashed Asian cucumber salad
This smashed cucumber salad is crisp and refreshing, and the dressing has a tangy bite that will help balance out a sweet, sticky stir fry.
Not a fan of spicy food? Just leave out the chili oil.
Why we love this recipe: it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Salt and pepper pork bites
Salt and pepper pork bites are one of my go-to Chinese takeaway dishes, so I was super happy when I realised how easy it was to replicate at home.
And not just replicate it, but make it taste even better because you can adjust the seasoning to your exact preferences.
Why we love this recipe: these bites will make your kitchen smell amazing.
Air fryer bang bang shrimp
If you haven’t tried bang bang shrimp yet, you’re in for a treat!
You get crispy panko-breaded shrimp and a sweet-but-spicy sauce made with mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha.
They’re delicious with some stir fried veg (especially bok choy).
Why we love this recipe: it’s dangerously addicting.
Bok choy salad
Bok choy is a classic Asian side dish.
But instead of simply sauteing your bok choy, why not make it into a light salad?
Together with shredded carrots and radishes, this bok choy salad becomes a nutritious pick-me-up that’s refreshing with every bite.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a quick and easy salad that can be on the table in 15 minutes.
Egg drop soup
Egg drop soup is a staple for any Chinese feast.
It features delicate egg ribbons in a luscious, light broth.
You can serve it as a starter before your stir fry, or alongside the chicken to act as a warm palate cleanser.
Why we love this recipe: it’s made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Chinese chicken wings
The wings are tossed in an addicting sticky sauce made from an impressive 11 ingredients – imagine the flavor!
There’s the comforting notes of five spice, sweetness from hoisin sauce, acidity from lemon, and some nuttiness from sesame oil. YUM!
Why we love this recipe: it’s American-Chinese fusion at its best.
What To Serve With Stir Fry
- 1 portion stir fry
- Prepare your stir fry according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: scallion rice, soy sauce pan-fried noodles, pork and ginger potstickers, tofu katsu, scallion pancakes, teriyaki glazed salmon, asian zucchini noodles, baked sweet potatoes, smashed asian cucumber salad, salt and pepper pork bites, air fryer bang bang shrimp, bok choy salad, egg drop soup, and Chinese chicken wings.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!