This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Our family loves Asian-inspired foods, we love easy and fast meals, and I also love homeschooling. And I love that I got to combine all of those things by making this Potsticker Stir Fry with Ling Ling Asian Foods! The meal takes less than 30 minutes we used it as an opportunity to teach my kids about another culture and the Chinese New Year.
As soon as I knew I had this opportunity to work with Ling Ling Asian Food, we started reading about the Chinese New Year traditions and celebrations. We learned that potstickers are an important part of the meals because the dumplings represent prosperity for the new year (like our black eyed peas).
We also read about many of the other traditions including lanterns and fireworks and family gatherings. My kids pointed out that that sounds a lot like our New Years traditions. Well, maybe not the lanterns, but we know all about the fireworks and big famiy get-togethers.
Another big difference is that the Chinese New Year celebrations can last for up to 15 days. Of course the kids loved that idea too 🙂 We can never get enough of our holidays. But let’s get to the important stuff – the food.
Easy Potsticker Stir Fry
This Potsticker Stir Fry could not have been easier to make. The star of the recipe was the Ling Ling Potstickers with a signature savory dipping sauce. These potstickers are everything – delicious vegetables and delectable chicken or pork combined in a mouth-watering dumpling wrapper!
In my experience, stir fry is usually served over rice or noodles. To round out our meal and make sure my big family had plenty, I decided we’d serve our stir fry over rice. So before you start cooking everything else, start your rice.
After you have the rice going, you’ll start the stir fry by cooking the potstickers following the recommended one-pan prep on the Ling Ling packaging. The prep includes steaming the dumplings them browning them just a bit.
While they’re cooking – you’re going to make a delicious sauce for the stir-fry. It’s super easy and you just whisk together a few staple ingredients.
Then set the potstickers aside and then can cook the veggies in the same pan.
You’ll add them back together and toss with the delicious sauce and serve over rice.
Let me mention here that we love frozen Broccoli Stir Fry but there are a lot of options out there. The brand I buy has broccoli, carrots, red peppers, onions, snap peas and water chestnuts. You can use any variety that has vegetables that you enjoy!
As a family, we are pretty adventurious eaters and we all loved this new dish! Well, except my youngest boy who is super picky, but the baby of the family is supposed to be that way, right?
Learn more about Ling Ling
Okay – I have the full printable recipe for you below! Also, visit the following Ling Ling websites for more inspiration, information and recipes!
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This easy Asian-inspired dish is full of flavor and texture – and perfect for a weeknight meal that you can pull together in under 30 minutes!
- Rice (cooked according to package directions)
- Ling Ling Potstickers (24 oz bag)
- Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables (24 oz. bag)
For the sauce:
- 2 packets of Ling Ling signature savory sauce (included with the potstickers)*
- 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic (3 cloves)
Start by cooking the potstickers according to the on-pan prep directions on the package. I used the whole bag of potstickers for our big family, so I used a large pan and 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil.
The directions are as follows: in a non-stick skillet, add the oil and coat the pan evenly. Place the potstickers in a single layer with space between them, laying flat side down. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 6 minutes. While they’re cooking you can make the sauce (directions below).
After 6 minutes, uncover and continue to cook until the water has evaporated and the bottom of the potstickers have browned. Remove them to a platter.
Add 2 more tablespoons of oil to the hot pan. Add the frozen vegetables and cook for approximately 5 minutes – until the vegetables are tender.
Remove from heat, add the potstickers to the pan and toss the veggies and dumplings with the sauce. Serve over hot rice.
For the sauce: in a small bowl whisk together the Ling Ling signature sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and peanut butter. Set aside until ready to toss with the dumplings and veggies.
*You can substitute 1/4 cup of soy sauce if you like.