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Sesame Brussels Sprouts

 Sesame Brussels Sprouts
"I love brussels sprouts," says Melanie DuLac of Worcester, Massachusetts. "Prepared this way, they're nicely seasoned and get a bit of crunch from sesame seeds."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook the brussels sprouts in 1 cup water and
  • bouillon for 6-8 minutes or until tender; drain and keep warm. In
  • the same pan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, garlic and
  • remaining water until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat;
  • cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add sprouts and toss
  • to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 88 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1,008 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable.