The Tastiest Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce (Easy & Frugal)
Are you looking for a simple stir fry sauce that will give your meat and veggies a punch of flavor? This gluten free stir fry sauce is so simple to make with basic pantry ingredients!
The Tastiest Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce
Our family loves a good stir fry. We enjoy that as our supper at least once a week if not more. I’ll use any meat that I have in the freezer and pair it with whatever vegetables I can chop up in the fridge or from the garden.
As far as sauces go, we like to use a Sweet and Sour Sauce and sometimes Orange Sauce. One of our big favorites is a simple Teriyaki Sauce. But I really wanted to make a solid, basic stir fry sauce that we wouldn’t get tired of.
Let me preface this by saying that this recipe does not contain traditional Asian ingredients. Those are hard to come by where we live, and even if I did find them, they are expensive and not something I’d use all the time, except for in this recipe. I created this recipe to use common, every day ingredients we always have.
I hope you enjoy it!
Ingredients in Stir Fry Sauce
- Bone Broth. I use either chicken or beef bone broth, whatever I happen to have on hand. Both will work and so will vegetable broth for a vegetarian or vegan version. I make my own broth.
- Coconut Aminos. We don’t eat soy sauce in our home so we use coconut aminos. You can get this from a multitude of places now. Buy it in bulk here. You can also make your own soy sauce (soy-free) and use it in this recipe. If you don’t have any of these options, use regular soy sauce or tamari sauce from the store.
- Olive Oil. We will use this in this recipe replacing something more expensive and hard to find like sesame oil.
- Apple Cider Vinegar. Another basic pantry staple that we all have instead of a more expensive vinegar like rice vinegar for this recipe. I buy mine in bulk.
- Ginger. Fresh ginger is a must in this recipe. I suppose you could use dried if you really wanted to, but don’t!
- Garlic. You can use fresh minced garlic or the pre-minced garlic like I did here. As long as it’s fresh it should be fine.
- Arrowroot Starch. I use this as a grain-free starch alternative. If you do not have arrowroot, you can use cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca starch.
- Honey. Any good honey will do! This is our sweetener. You could also use maple syrup.
Does Stir Fry Sauce Contain Gluten?
Most stir fry sauces do contain gluten in the soy sauce component of the sauce. They may also contain gluten or grains in the starch. This recipe does not contain gluten or grains.
What to Serve With Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce
Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce goes with your favorite stir fry recipes. We usually don’t have a specific recipe that we follow to make stir fry, but we like to have at least 3 different kinds of vegetables in ours. Some veggies that we use frequently are:
- Snap Peas
- Snow Peas
- Bell Peppers
- Water Chesnuts
- Yellow Squash
You can make a pork, beef, or chicken stir fry and serve it over rice or noodles.
Instructions for Making Gluten-Free Stir Fry Sauce
This is so easy to make!
Dice up the garlic and ginger beforehand if you don’t already have it done.
Add all of your ingredients into a pint sized jar. Shake the jar well until everything is combined, no need to stir or whisk, the shaking will do it all.
After your meat and veggies are done cooking in a large skillet (I have a this Deep 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet I use for stir fry), add in the sauce. Cook it for a little bit longer until the sauce begins to thicken up in the pan. This sauce should be enough to coat the veggies and meat for a 4-6 serving stir fry meal.
Serve your stir fry over rice or noodles. Top with chopped green onions, red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds for garnish if desired. This recipe is naturally dairy-free.
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Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce
- 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
- 1/2 cup Bone Broth
- 1 teaspoon Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Starch
- 2 tablespoons Garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon Ginger minced
Dice up the garlic and ginger beforehand if you don't already have it done.
Add all of your ingredients into a pint sized jar. Shake the jar well until everything is combined.
After your meat and veggies are done cooking for your stir fry, add in the sauce. Cook it for a little bit longer until the sauce begins to thicken up.
Serve your stir fry over rice or noodles. Top with chopped green onions, red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds for garnish if desired.
How to Store Extra Stir Fry Sauce
You can store any extra stir fry sauce in the pint jar that you mixed it up in, in the fridge. If you want to make a double batch and use the rest later, you could stick a second jar in the freezer.
You can also use a freezer container. I like these Reditainers for my freezer foods.
More Homemade Sauces
- Homemade Soy Sauce Recipe; Gluten and Soy Free Soy Sauce
- Creamy, Simple Alfredo Sauce Recipe
- Spaghetti Sauce From Scratch
- Easy Orange Sauce Recipe
- Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe from Scratch
- Poor Man’s Simple Garlic Sauce Recipe
- Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe
- Simple Hot Sauce Recipe
- Sweet and Sour Sauce Without Pineapple
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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.
This Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2023.
I love all the recipes and the at-home substitutes instead of buying items. I’m anxious for the homemade yogurt recipe. You are an inspiration!