Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vegetable & Cashew Stir Fry

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For our Chinese New Year dinner, my friend Shirley prepared this colorful stir fry. It's a vegetarian dish full of textures from the vegetables, noodles and cashews.

Vegetable & Cashew Stir Fry
recipe from Recipezaar

1 cup rice
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 cups red peppers, chopped
2 cups frozen edamame
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup carrot, shredded
1 inch gingerroot, grated
1/2 cup cashews, roasted and unsalted
1 cup scallion, chopped


In medium saucepan, prepare rice according to package directions.
If the cashews are unroasted, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, sprinkle cashews on cookie sheet and toast for about 10-12 minutes or until they start to turn brown.
Meanwhile, rinse edamame under cold water and drain.
In a cup, stir together the broth, soy sauce and cornstarch.
Heat the oil in a large wok or deep skillet (preferable nonstick) over high heat. Add the red pepper, edamame, asparagus (broccoli), carrots and ginger and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, or until asparagus (broccoli florets) is crisp-tender.
Add the cashews and scallions and stir fry for 2 more minutes.
Stir the broth mixture to recombine and add to the vegetables. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring, or until sauce is thickened and bubbly and the mixture is heated through. Serve over rice or toss with noodles.

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