The World's Healthiest Foods

Vegetarian Stir Fry

This recipe we created gives you a delicious, and easy way of receiving the many health benefits of vegetables in your meal in just 20 minutes. Our Healthy Stir-Fry cooking method makes it even healthier by not using heated oils. Feel free to add other vegetables you may have on hand to this dish if you have the time.

Vegetarian Stir Fry Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 medium onion cut in half and sliced medium thick
1 TBS vegetable broth
4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
1 red bell pepper cut into ˝ inch pieces
1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms, (remove stems)
2 cups sliced green cabbage
5 oz extra firm tofu cut into ˝ inch cubes
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS rice vinegar
2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
1 TBS sesame seeds
salt and white pepper to taste

  1. Prepare ingredients to stir-fry.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a non-stick wok or 12 inch skillet. Healthy Stir-Fry onion for about 2 minutes in broth over medium high heat stirring constantly.
  3. Add red pepper and mushrooms. Continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and continue to cook stirring for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage, and rest of ingredients and cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

    Serves 4

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Seaweed Rice
Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure you slice cabbage thin, so you can cook it quickly. If over cooked it will release its water and dilute the flavor of your dish. By slicing it thin, you can cook it for just a couple of minutes so it doesn’t taste raw without this happening.
This page was updated on: 2003-12-08 16:20:16
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