Quick Stir-Fried Vegetables Recipe
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Quick Stir-Fried Vegetables Recipe

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Jane Shapton of Irvine, California needs less than 30 minutes to prepare this crisp-tender veggie stir-fry for her family. And it tastes just as garden-fresh as it looks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 1 cup sliced green onions, divided

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 93 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, sugar, ginger, broth, water, soy sauce and vinegar until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the carrots and broccoli in oil for 2 minutes. Add peppers; stir-fry 6-8 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add 3/4 cup onions; cook 2 minutes longer. Garnish with remaining onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Vegetables in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p8

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"The flavor was a good base, but we added more soy sauce for a stronger flavor."

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