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Szechuan Stir Fry

Szechuan Stir Fry

Stir-fries are an ideal option if you want something tasty for lunch or dinner but don’t want to exert too much time and effort in the kitchen. Here’s a Chinese stir fry recipe made with green beans and tofu that does not disappoint.

Serving Size: 4

Preparation Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

• ¼ cup soy sauce

• ½ cup water, divided

• ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

• 1 teaspoon cornstarch

• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

• 2 teaspoons sugar

• 1 tablespoon tomato paste

• 14 oz. tofu drained and sliced into cubes

• 2 tablespoons cornstarch

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

• 4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

• 2 teaspoons ginger, minced

• 4 cups green beans, sliced in half

Instructions:

1. First, add half of the water to a bowl.

2. Stir in the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar,  tomato paste, 1  teaspoon cornstarch, and red pepper flakes.

3. Mix well.

4. Coat the tofu cubes with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

5. Pour half of the oil into a pan over medium-high heat.

6. Cook the tofu for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden and crispy.

7. Next, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

8. Reduce heat and add the remaining oil.

9. Cook the garlic, ginger, and green beans.

10. Cook for another 1 minute.

Nutrients per Serving:

• Calories 216

• Fat 11.5 g

• Saturated fat 1.5 g

• Carbohydrates 20.5 g

• Fiber 4.8 g

• Protein 11.8 g

• Cholesterol 102 mg

• Sugars 5 g

• Sodium 816 mg

• Potassium 352 mg

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