Almond Jade Stir Fry

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Almond jade stir fry

 A healthy, low-cal side dish of stir fried vegetables with crunchy almonds and an extra tang of chili sauce.   

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • ¼ cup whole blanched almonds
  • 8 cups assorted vegetables, thinly sliced (choose from carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, snow peas, celery, broccoli and green beans)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon hot chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil and the garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

2. Add almonds; cook and toss about 8 minutes, until lightly browned, removing garlic after 4 minutes.

3. Remove almonds with slotted spoon; set aside. Add the remaining oil to skillet; increase heat to high and add vegetables.

4. Stir-fry, tossing often about 5 minutes until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium.

5. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients except salt and pepper; mix thoroughly.

6. Add soy sauce mixture; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

7. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in almonds. Serve with steamed rice.

Source: Almond Board of California