If you're in need of a quick dinner, consider stir fry. We're sure everyone has had their fair share of disappointing stir fry dishes, with bland chicken and soggy vegetables. But this is not what stir fry is about. We promise.

The whole idea of stir fry is cooking ingredients quickly in a hot pan -- or more traditionally in a wok -- keeping the vegetables still crisp, adding in bold flavors from garlic and ginger, and serving it right away, while its still hot. When done this way, stir fry recipes are surprisingly satisfying. They're quick to make and healthy without being boring.

We've found 23 stir fry recipes that will deliver you just that, for those nights when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen but still want to eat a delicious home-cooked meal.

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Pot stickers are so easy to make at home -- and we don't mean the frozen kind. Simply use wonton or dumpling wrappers to encase a wonderful filling of ground beef or pork. The secret to pot stickers is actually searing them and letting them stick to the pan first, then steaming them under cover. Serve with dipping sauce.

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