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Stir Fried Chinese Style Vegetables

While vegetables may not seem like they would make a tasty appetizer, then you really need to try this recipe for yourself.


4 tbsp. of peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 tbsp. of ginger, minced and fresh
1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
tsp. of red chilli flakes, crushed
of a red onion, trimmed, cut into 4 small wedges and with the layers separated
2 heads of bok choy, baby, trimmed, cut into quarters
pound of Chinese style broccoli, stems and leaves removed and cut into small pieces
pound of Chinese style long beans, trimmed and cut into small pieces
6 scallions, trimmed and cut into small pieces
head of cabbage, napa and thinly sliced
⅔ cup of chicken stock and heated
1 tbsp. of soy sauce
1 tbsp. of cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. of cold water
2 tsp. of sesame seeds, toasted


Preparation time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


The first thing you will want to do is heat up a large sized wok over high heat and add at least 2 tablespoons of your oil into it.

Once your oil is hot, add in your ginger, garlic, and chilli flakes. Sauté them just until they become fragrant, which should take about 30 seconds. Scoop them out and set them aside for later use.

Add in your remaining oil to your wok. Once your oil is hot, add in your onion pieces and fry them up until they begin to turn glossy and bright in colour. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes.

Then add in your bok choy and broccoli. Fry them for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until they are nice and tender. Add in your long beans and your scallions next and continue frying until the veggies are bright green in colour and very glossy. This should take just 1 to 2 minutes more.

Add in your Napa cabbage and the Chinese broccoli leaves, along with about 1/3 cup of your hot stock and your ginger mixture. Continue frying until the veggies are all tender and crisp. This should take about 2 minutes in total.

Add in your remaining stock and remaining ingredients and continue frying until your vegetables are lightly glazed with your sauce and are tender. This should only take an additional minute at the most.

Transfer your veggies to a heated dish and garnish with both your sliced scallions and sesame seed. Serve immediately.

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