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Snow Peas, Carrots and Water Chestnuts Stir-Fry with Asian Sauce

 
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Snow peas, carrots and water chestnuts give this stir-fry the very crunchy texture, and the Asian sauce adds the sweetness, sourness and spiciness. A quick, easy and tasty stir-fry is great for a weeknight.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

6

min

Ready

16

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
or peanut oil, or any vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic
chopped
1 inch ginger
chopped
*
4 each scallions, spring or green onions
sliced
2 each red chili peppers
freshly sliced, optional
*
1 pound snow pea pods
washed, ends trimmed and thread removed
1 each carrots
cut into match sticks
1 each water chestnuts
1 small jar, drained
*
3 each cloud ear black fungus
soaked into boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes, tough ends removed, optional; or you can use sliced mushrooms
*
Asian sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
or to taste
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
or to taste, you can use wine vinegar or white vinegar as well
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet seasoning)
or to taste, you can use honey or sugar if you don't have mirin
*
½ tablespoon chili garlic sauce
or to taste
*
1 ½ tablespoons oyster sauce
1 x sesame seeds
toasted, as needed, optional
*

Directions

Heat the oil in a wok or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the garlic, ginger, scallions, and red chili peppers, stirring constantly, about 30 seconds until fragrant.

Stir in the snow peas and carrots, and cook for about 3 minutes until the vegetables are tender and crispy.

Add the black fungus or sliced mushrooms and water chestnuts, stirring constantly, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.

While the vegetables are cooking, make the sauce in a small bowl until well blended.

Pour the dressing over the vegetables, and cook for about 2 minutes until the sauce gets thick and coats the vegetables.

Remove the pan from the heat, transfer the vegetables onto a serving plate.

Serve hot with steamed rice, steamed buns or crusty bread.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 169g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10230% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 654mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 79% Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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