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Asian Primavera Stir-Fry

Asian Primavera Stir-FryHere's a recipe that's healthful, interesting, tasty and easy to prepare.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
1 tablespoon cornstarch
6 ounces dried fettuccine
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup sugar snap peas (strings and tips removed)
8 ounces tiny whole carrots with tops (about 12), trimmed
4 green onions, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces
Green onion strips (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine dried mushrooms and 1 cup warm water; let stand for 15 minutes. Drain mushrooms, squeezing out excess liquid; reserve liquid. Slice mushroom caps; discard stems. Stir cornstarch into reserved mushroom liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.
  3. In a bowl stir together the chicken, sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic; set aside.
  4. Lightly coat a wok or large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry sugar snap peas and carrots for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add green onions and stir-fry for 1 minute more. Remove vegetables from wok; set aside.
  5. Add chicken mixture to wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Return vegetables to wok. Add mushrooms and pasta. Stir to coat with sauce. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. If desired, garnish with green onion curls.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 333, total fat: 3g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 45mg, sodium: 324mg, carbohydrate: 48g, fiber: 3g, protein: 25g, starch: 2.5 diabetic exchange, vegetables: 1 diabetic exchange, lean meat: 2 diabetic exchange.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.