Savory Greens Stir-Fry- VEGAN


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Why I Love This Recipe

Kale is a chefs' favorite for simple leafy green sautées. The dark bluish-green, finely curled leaves are a visual treat while the mild, slightly peppery flavor blends with garlic, water chestnuts and mushrooms for a delightful dish. Also try chard, beet greens, mustard greens, spinach or a mixture of several varieties.

Nutrition

Per Serving (5 oz-wt.): 115 calories (40 from fat), 4g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 4g protein, 16g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium


Ingredients You'll Need

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, halved and sliced thin
1 (7 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced
3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced (if using dried, soak, discard the stems and slice)
1 pound kale, washed and cut into large pieces
1 teaspoon mirin (or seasoned brown rice vinegar)
1 teaspoon tamari (or high quality soy sauce)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredient Options: Combine several types of greens. Add 1 tablespoon of brown rice syrup along with the tamari. Use chard and add a cup of drained, chopped tomatoes after adding the greens. Top greens with chopped, roasted walnuts.


Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté until onions are translucent. Be careful not to brown garlic or it will give a bitter taste.


Add water chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add kale and sauté for 1 minute. Add mirin, tamari and pepper and continue cooking until kale is just tender.


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