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So easy that you just have to try it…

Asian Style Vegetables

This vegetable side dish is so quick and easy that you can make it at the last minute without any planning.  The best part is that if you need to make this as a main dish, take out some chicken breasts or shrimp, sauté them and just toss with the sauce and vegetables.  You’ll have a complete dinner in 15 minutes.

Asian Style Vegetables

Serves 4

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Estimated Values preserving

Calories = 130                                              Fat = 4 grams


1 clove garlic – minced

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Juice of ½ lime

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root

Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

2 12-ounce bags of frozen Asian style vegetables


  1. Place frozen vegetables in a microwave safe bowl (or keep in steam bag if using) and heat for 5 minutes (each bag).
  2. While vegetables are heating, combine garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, cornstarch, ginger and pepper (if using) in a small pot.  Set pot on stovetop on high heat and cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove vegetables from microwave and stir in sauce.  Top vegetables with sesame seeds and serve hot.