Almond Jade Stir-Fry
Courtesy of Ethel S.
1 1/2 tbs favorite oil, -- divided
2 cloves garlic, -- halved
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds
8 cups assorted vegetables, thinly sliced *
2 tsp to 3 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1/3 cup water
3 tbs reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil (optional)
3 cups cooked brown rice
*Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, red and green peppers, zucchini, crook neck squash, and green beans).
Heat 1 1/2 tsp favorite oil and garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, cook and toss about 8 minutes until lightly browned, removing garlic after 4 minutes. Remove almonds with slotted spoon; set aside. Add remaining oil to skillet; increase heat to high and add vegetables and ginger. Stir-fry about 5 minutes, tossing often until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium.
In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients except salt, pepper and sesame oil; mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in sesame oil and almonds. Portion vegetables on 4 plates, dividing equally, serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.
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