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Stir-Fry for One

 Stir-Fry for One
Whenever I ask my husband what he'd like for dinner, this is what he requests. I double the recipe so that I can enjoy it with him. He thinks this rivals the stir-fries served in many restaurants.—Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced green or sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced cabbage
  • 1/4 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container, combine
  • the first four ingredients; add beef and turn to coat. Seal or cover
  • and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli and cauliflower in oil until
  • vegetables begin to soften. Add beef and marinade; cook on
  • medium-high for 3 minutes. Add green pepper, cabbage and water
  • chestnuts; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are
  • crisp-tender. Add onions. Combine broth and cornstarch until smooth;

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Stir-Fry for One (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Serve over rice. Yield: 1 serving.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and reduced-sodium broth; calculated without rice) equals 291 calories, 10 g fat (0 saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.