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Gingered Peas and Water Chestnuts

 Gingered Peas and Water Chestnuts
Frozen peas star in Gingered Peas and Water Chestnuts, which is suggested by reader Joan Solberg (below) of Ashland. "My friend started making this as a special treat for Christmas because it has such a nice combination of flavors and textures," Joan shares. "It's one of my favorite dishes, so I serve it at home and for potlucks all year-round."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and halved
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
  • 5 green onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  • Set aside 1/4 cup broth. In a large saucepan, combine the vegetables,
  • butter, seasonings and remaining broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved broth until smooth;
  • stir into pea mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • or until thickened and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.