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see cookingcooking,
the process of using heat to prepare foods for consumption.

Many common cooking methods involve the use of oil. Frying is cooking in hot oil; sautéing is cooking in a small amount of oil; stir-frying
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While stir-frying offers some flexibility, it doesn't mean every time you use the technique that you should clean out the refrigerator - and toss together leftover cooked, dry meat and a combination of vegetables that don't belong together, she cautions.
Non-stick woks are great, particularly if you are health-conscious, as they require less oil when stir-frying.
WHEN adding oil for stir-frying, drizzle the oil down the sides of the wok.
One oil commonly used in stir-frying is sesame seed oil, which has a high specific heat so you cook faster, leading to a fresher final dish.
HP Foods says that although cooking sauce is the largest sector of the Chinese sauce market, stir-fry sauces are today's star buys because stir-frying has become a popular way for health conscious consumers to cook.
And if you thought it would work for stir-frying, you'd be right--but the Indians call the process balti.
Stir-frying involves little or no liquid and is a quick method, thus most of the vitamins are kept in the food.