Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!
You Will Need:
*1 package frozen Asian vegetables
*2 tablespoons soy sauce
*1 cup water
*2 tablespoons butter
*2 tablespoons soy sauce (minimum)--You may increase this as desired to satisfy your taste.
*roasted salted cashews or chow mein noodle for topping (optional)
In a medium saucepan, heat 1-inch of water to a full boil.
Add the frozen mixed vegetables, and return to a boil.
Cook about 3 minutes, until crisp-tender (cooked completely, but retaining their green color and not mushy).
While your vegetables are cooking, prepare your soy sauce gravy.
In a small saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 cup of water until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons (minimum) soy sauce. You may adjust the amount of soy sauce to your taste.
Place the soy sauce mixture over medium heat, and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat to low, and cook the soy sauce gravy until it is thickened and rich-looking.
By now, your vegetables should be done. Drain off the water and place the vegetables in a nice serving dish. You may serve this by pouring the soy sauce gravy over the top and mixing well, or by serving into individual bowls. In either case, you may optionally add a few cashews or chow mein noodle to the top for garnish. This dish can also serve as the base of an entree--just add some pan-fried chicken or beef strips before ladling on the soy sauce gravy-wonderful!