Order of operations is key, so follow your stir-fry recipe for best results. A great marinade will also set your dish apart from the typical protein/vegetable/starch formula. The citrus marinade in this recipe helps tenderize the meat and adds tons of flavor.

Bean thread noodles, also called cellophane or glass noodles, are made from mung bean starch. When cooked, they turn opaque and delightfully chewy. Be careful not to overcook them — they quickly lose their toothsome quality.