All the Greens in Garlic Sauce
 
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A easy, delicious dinner that's better than takeout! Broccoli, Bok Choy and Snow Peas quickly stir fried and sautéed in savory and perfectly flavored Garlic Sauce. Optional: stir fry some chicken for the meat lovers in your family.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Garlic Sauce (recipe adapted from The Spruce) (makes 1 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free tamari (or gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 4 teaspoons mirin (rice cooking wine)
  • 2 tbsp + ½ teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 8 medium garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped
Veggie Stir Fry
  • One bunch green onions, chopped whites and some greens for garnish.
  • Sesame oil, 2-3 tablespoons
  • 1 head Broccoli, cut into bite size or slightly larger pieces
  • 1-2 cups snow peas, trimmed
  • 5-6 baby bok choy, cut lengthwise into pieces
White or Brown rice, cooked
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
  • Sesame oil, 2-3 tbsp
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 2 inch pieces
Instructions
Garlic Sauce
  1. Combine rice vinegar, sugar, tamari, mirin, and ½ teaspoon sesame oil in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, stirring to combine. (this is the sauce base)
  2. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the garlic and cook,stirring until fragrant (around 30 seconds).
  4. Re-stir the sauce, add it to the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring. (This will take about a minute).
  5. Re-stir the cornstarch- water mixture and add it to the sauce a little at a time (stirring as to combine) until it is a desired thickness-- it will thicken quickly as it heats up.
  6. Transfer to a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside until ready to use.
  7. NOTE: Garlic sauce will thicken, especially if you make ahead. It will thin out as you heat it up. Can always add a touch of warm water and stir it if in want a thinner sauce.
Veggie Stir Fry
  1. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning. Add onions and saute a minute or two until just tender.
  2. Add broccoli, cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Then snow peas and cooke an additional 2-3 minutes. Then add in bok choy and saute until wilted and tender. Cook longer for softer vegetables.
  3. Add the garlic sauce to the sauteed vegetables and stir to combine. Heat 2-3 minutes until warm.
  4. Serve over rice. Garnish with green parts of green onion.
NOTE: To keep the veggies separate in this photo, I sautéed them each separately. First the broccoli, then set aside; then the snow peas, then set aside; then the bok choy. Then added the additional sauce on top of the veggie after plating them.
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
  1. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning.
  2. Add chicken and saute 4-6 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Add garlic sauce, stir to combine and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until warm.
  4. Serve with vegetables over rice.
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/all-the-greens-in-garlic-sauce/