This dish will not only ease your taste buds, but it will also help your heart out in the healthiest way possible. You don’t need a lot of time or effort to make this delicious shrimp and asparagus stir-fry, nor do you need crazy cooking skills.
To make this dish, you’ll need:
- 1 ½ cups of uncooked pearled faro
- 3 tablespoons of lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons of canola oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon of minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 6 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup of vertically sliced onion
- 1 cup of thinly sliced bell pepper
- 1 cup of asparagus, diagonally cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup of unsalted chicken stock
- ½ cup of water
- 8 basil leaves
Cook the faro according to package directions, while omitting salt and fat. Drain the faro and set it aside. Combine the soy sauce and crushed red pepper in a bowl, and stir in the cornstarch with a whisk until the mass is smooth.
Remove the shrimp mix from the pan, return the pan to high heat, and add the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons of oil.
Toss in the onion, bell pepper, and asparagus, and stir-fry everything for 3 minutes.
Add the soy sauce mixture, the stock, and ½ cup of water to the pan, and bring everything to a boil. Stir in the shrimp mix and the basil, and cook everything for 1 minute more. Serve the mixture with faro.