Sunday, 8 August 2010

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Chinese Stir-fry Bean Sprouts/Kinesisk Wok-Stegning Bønner/干炒豆芽[gān chǎo dòu yá]


Serves 2

Preparation & Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
- 400g bean-sprouts mix from Fakta (cost 12 DKK)
- 300g slice beef or a handful frozen prawns
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 TBS cooking oil

Directions:
1. Heat oil in wok and fry garlic until golden.

2. Add bean-sprouts mix and fry for 1 minute, then add frozen prawns and fry until done (very fast, probably 30 seconds)

3. Serve with brown rice.

Nutritional Value:

Sprouts are a great, inexpensive way of obtaining a concentration of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Bean sprouts, or rather Mung Bean Sprouts, as they are properly called, contain pure forms of vitamins A, B, C, and E, in addition to an assortment of minerals including Calcium, Iron, and Potassium. Produced from mung beans, the sprouts are free of cholesterol and low in calories, ideal for anyone trying to lose weight. Sprouts also contain a high source of fiber, are easily digestible and contain a high concentration of enzymes facilitating the digestive process.

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Additional Comments:
This is a very fast and yet nutritous Chinese dish. I found this ready-mixed Chinese wok dish from Fakta supermarket!!! This is perfect for a Chinese working mom – really saved me time!! Buying ready-chopped vegetables aren't that expensive and could work out to be cheaper in the long-run, as I very often don't use up all the vegetables I buy (if I have to mix-and-match the different vegetables myself), before it gets rotten.

Today, I actually made it with sliced beef, instead of frozen prawns. If so, fry the slice beef first with some garlic until almost done. Set aside, and then add it back to the beans-sprouts at the same stage that you add back the frozen prawns. This is so that you do not overcook the beef while at the same time would like to obtain the fragrance of a stir-fry beef.

The ingredients of this dish cost 15 DKK or about 3.60 SGD.

References:

http://www.everynutrient.com/healthbenefitsofbeansprouts.html

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