A Bowl Of Health: Shrimp And Asparagus Stir-Fry

October 10, 2016


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.

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.