Jade Stir-Fry with Cashews or Almonds
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, halved
1/4 cup raw cashews or whole blanched almonds
8 cups assorted vegetables, thinly sliced*
1 cup water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 to 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic in large nonstick skillet over
medium heat. Add nuts; cook and toss about 8 minutes until lightly browned,
removing garlic after 4 minutes. Remove nuts with slotted spoon; set aside.
Add the remaining oil to skillet; increase heat to high and add vegetables.
Stir-fry, tossing often, about 5 minutes until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to
medium. In small bowl combine water, soy sauce, cornstarch and hot chili sauce;
mix thoroughly. Add soy sauce mixture to vegetables in pan; cook about 2 minutes
until heated through and slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in
Serve with steamed rice.
* choose from carrots, mushrooms, bell pepper, snow peas, celery, broccoli
florets and green beans