When you crave takeout, but don’t want to load up on saturated fat and sodium, try this quick, crunchy, meatless one-dish meal.
Sweet and Nutty Stir-Fry
Calories305 Per Serving
Protein12g Per Serving
Fiber7g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$2.07
|Total Fat||11.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||4.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||44 g|
|Dietary Fiber||7 g|
2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 very lean meat, 1 1/2 fat
4 ounces dried vermicelli or spaghetti, broken in half
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon canola oilOR
1 teaspoon corn oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
2 cups bite-size broccoli florets (about 5 ounces)
1 cup thinly sliced (not shredded) red cabbage
1 cup matchstick-size carrot strips
1/2 cup unsalted, unoiled peanuts (dry-roasted)
Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt and oil and adding the curry powder. Drain well in a colander.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients, stirring until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest. Set aside.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for 1 minute. Stir in the broccoli, cabbage, and carrots. Cook for 4 minutes, or until just tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
Transfer the pasta to a serving platter. Top with the broccoli mixture. Pour the sauce over all. Sprinkle with the peanuts.
Cooking Tip: Adding curry powder to the pasta water not only imparts flavor, but also provides a bright yellow color.
Taste nuts and seeds before using them. Their high fat content means they can become rancid over time if they aren't stored properly. It's best to store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month, in the refrigerator for up to three months, or in the freezer for up to one year.