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Stir-fry

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Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (longer pieces cut crosswise in half again)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow, green, or a mix, ribs and seeds removed), cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, larger leaves torn in half
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)
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Spinach Thoren

Other Ideas:
Coconut, Indian, Side dishes, Spinach
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, or 2 ten-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3/4 cup grated unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 fresh green chile (Serrano or Thai), minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup finely chopped shallots, or onion
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Tofu Stir-Fry

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 small onions, cut into wedges
  • 9 ounces button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 1/4 pounds bok choy, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces, stem and green pieces separated
  • 1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • 5 paper-thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Lime wedges, for serving
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Ginger Beef and Kale

Ingredients
  • 1 pound filet mignon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, grated on the small holes of a box grater (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 small dried hot red chiles, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch kale (1 1/2 pounds), stems discarded, leaves cut into 3 pieces each, and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 bell peppers (green, red, yellow, or a combination), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 scallions, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces, white and green parts separated
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
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Ham-and-Egg Fried Rice

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 thick slice ham (8 ounces), cut into 1/4-by-1-inch strips
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 large eggs
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Stir-Fried Noodles with Eggplant and Basil

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound Japanese or other small eggplant, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 5 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, torn, for serving
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Stir-Fried Turkey in Lettuce Wraps

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno or serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean)
  • 2 large heads Bibb, Boston, or iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
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Stir-Fried Chicken with Noodles

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 fresh 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and cut into long, thin strips
  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts, (1 1/2 pounds), cut into strips
  • 12 shiitake or white mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 4 scallions, green parts, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 cup Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 pound somen, soba, linguine, or spaghetti noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts, as garnish
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, as garnish
  • Black or white sesame seeds, as garnish
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Stir-Fried Rice Noodle Salad (Pad Thai)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound dried flat rice noodles, 1/8 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste, mixed with 1 tablespoon water, or 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground dried red chiles, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • 1/4 pound string beans, trimmed and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 pound sugar-snap peas, cut in half
  • 12 medium shrimp (1/2 pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 3 scallions (green parts only), very thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped, for garnish
  • 1 lime, quartered lengthwise, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish
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