Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts Recipe

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This sauce dish, with crisp-tender asparagus and crunchy water chestnuts, can be served as a meatless entree or side. Rochelle Higgins of Woodbridge, Virginia shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into julienned strips
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 133 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth and soy sauce until smooth; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the asparagus, green pepper, onions and garlic in hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add water chestnuts; stir-fry 1-2 minutes longer. Stir broth mixture; add to the vegetables. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Asparagus in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p45

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 133 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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