A Bowl Of Health: Shrimp And Asparagus Stir-Fry

October 10, 2016

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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.

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat, add 1 ½ tablespoons of oil in it, and swirl to coat. Add the ginger, shrimp, and garlic, and stir-fry everything for 3 minutes.

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.