Sweet and Nutty Stir Fry

20-25 minutes

4 (1 1/2 cup) servings

Introduction

Packed with plenty of veggies, this heart healthy dish will keep you full and satisfied.

Sweet and Nutty Stir Fry

Steps

  1. Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt and oil and adding the curry powder. Drain well in a colander.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Transfer the pasta to a serving platter. Top with the broccoli mixture. Pour the sauce over all. Sprinkle with the peanuts.

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 4 ounces dried vermicelli or spaghetti, broken in half

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

Sauce

  • 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

Stir Fry

  • 1 teaspoon canola 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