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Asparagus Stir-Fry

Yield 6 servings
Super Quick


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 49
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 6.6 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 132 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler, if desired. Diagonally cut into 2-inch pieces.

  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add asparagus; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1/4 cup broth; cover and cook 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.

  3. Combine remaining 1/4 cup broth, cornstarch, sugar, and soy sauce; stir until smooth. Add to asparagus mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with seeds.

  4. Note: Be aware that many Asian sauces and condiments are high in sodium. If you are trying to control the sodium in your diet, use low-sodium soy sauce instead of the regular version and omit other high-sodium ingredients such as salt and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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