There are at least seven reasons to learn to stir-fry. Stir-fries are quick, easy, delicious, healthy, can be filling without being fattening, require little fuel to cook, and .... drum roll please ... showcase seasonal vegetables. If your CSA box came stuffed with greens or your intentions at the farmers' market were bigger than your desire to cook at home, then get out your wok.
Number 8? Stir fries are handy make-ahead, ready-in-a-minute meals. They take less than thirty minutes even starting from scratch, but most of that work can be done ahead of time. If you don't know when little Johnny will be home from soccer practice or when your sweetie's plane will land, then prepare the ingredients for a stir-fry and start up the rice cooker. When it's time to eat, you can heat up the wok and have dinner on the table under ten minutes.