Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry

Tired of the usual vegetable stir-fry? Try this easy and delicious garlic butter stir fry inspired by hibachi restaurants. A wholesome dish, including zucchini, onions, and mushrooms sautéed in garlic butter then cooked to the perfect tenderness!

Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry being picked up by a pair of wooden chopsticks

If you’ve been following us for some time, you would know that we love our hibachi restaurants!  

You know, the kind where you sit around a large flat grill and the chef cooks your food right in front of you? Yes, we love it!

Not only is hibachi a fun experience for the entire family, but the food is also really good!  

I kid you not when I say my kids will eat everything, including the veggies. Which leads me to this recipe.  

My kids will gobble up the veggies so fast at hibachi restaurants I knew I had to try making it at home. 

Since they cook it in front of you, it’s not hard to figure out how they make it.

Let me just tell you that homemade hibachi style veggies are so delicious that I wish I made it sooner!

It’s both an adult and kids friendly stir-fry that needs to be on your weekly rotation. I mean, what doesn’t taste good with a little garlic butter?

Onions being sliced on a wooden cutting board

What kind of vegetables do you recommend for garlic butter vegetable stir fry?

For this recipe, I chose to use the same veggies that the hibachi restaurants use which are zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. However, feel free to add in veggies of your preference. Bell peppers, green beans, and carrots are all great choices!

Garlic butter in a white bowl with a serving spoon

What does Hibachi mean?

Hibachi is a Japanese term for a large table-like grill made from cast iron heated traditional by charcoal but more modernly with electricity. Its main highlight is being able to cook at a very high temp of roughly 500F.

What’s garlic butter?

Garlic butter is exactly what it sounds like! Grated garlic mixed in with melted butter and stored in the fridge for all kinds of cooking use! It’s great on everything from vegetable stir fry to grilled steaks!    

Different types of way to prepare garlic for cooking

What’s the difference between slicing, mincing, and grating garlic?

As you see in the picture below/above, slicing means slicing the garlic cloves either long ways too across. 

Mincing is chopping garlic into tiny pieces while grating garlic usually involves moving a garlic clove back and forth on a grater until garlic is a pasty consistency.

It’s important to note that the majority of the garlic flavor is in the garlic oil, and the more you express these oils, the stronger the taste of garlic becomes. So grated garlic is more flavorful than a whole garlic clove used in cooking.

What kind of oil do you recommend for stir-frying vegetables?

Any kind of neutral oil that holds a high smoking temp is ideal. We like to use grapeseed oil, but other high temp oils are safflower, canola, corn, and sunflower oil.

For this recipe, you should be able to pick up all the ingredients at your local supermarket!

Now if you’re ready, let’s get making some Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry!

  • Prepping Time 2M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 7M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~2g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Whole Zucchini Squash
  • 1/2 Whole Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Common Mushrooms (about 4-5 mushrooms)
  • 3 Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp High Temp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Slice onions, mushrooms and zucchini as shown below.  Set aside once completed.

3) Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.

4) Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until butter is just melted (about 20-30 seconds).  Mix in grated garlic from step 3) with the melted butter and set aside.  Note – you can make extra and store this garlic butter mixture in the fridge.

5) In a Teflon fry pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temp on high heat.  Once up to temp, add sliced onions and cook for about 30 seconds or until onions are fragrant.

6) Add in the sliced zucchini and cook for an additional 1 minute until slightly softened.  Next, add in the sliced mushroom, sprinkle salt and black pepper and cook for 1-2 more minutes or until zucchinis are to preferred tenderness.

7) Once vegetables reach preferred tenderness, add in the garlic butter and cook until the garlic butter is completed mixed in.  Transfer to a serving place, sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seeds and enjoy hot!

Hope you enjoy your Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry!

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Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry served in a white bowl topped with toasted sesame seeds

 

Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry served in a white bowl topped with toasted sesame seeds

 

Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry

Tired of the usual vegetable stir-fry? Try this easy and delicious garlic butter stir fry inspired by hibachi restaurants. A wholesome dish, including zucchini, onions, and mushrooms sautéed in garlic butter then cooked to the perfect tenderness!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Asian American, Asian Fusion
Keyword: keto vegetable stir fry, Kid Friendly Stir Fry, Wholesome Organic Stir Fry
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Whole Zucchini Squash
  • 1/2 Whole Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Common Mushrooms about 4-5 mushrooms
  • 3 Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp High Temp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Slice onions, mushrooms and zucchini as shown below. Set aside once completed.
  • Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.
  • Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until butter is just melted (about 20-30 seconds). Mix in grated garlic from step 3) with the melted butter and set aside. Note - you can make extra and store this garlic butter mixture in the fridge.
  • In a Teflon fry pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temp on high heat. Once up to temp, add sliced onions and cook for about 30 seconds or until onions are fragrant.
  • Add in the sliced zucchini and cook for an additional 1 minute until slightly softened. Next, add in the sliced mushroom, sprinkle salt and black pepper and cook for 1-2 more minutes or until zucchinis are to preferred tenderness.
  • Once vegetables reach preferred tenderness, add in the garlic butter and cook until the garlic butter is completed mixed in. Transfer to a serving place, sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seeds and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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