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Edamame: Stir-Fry + Snack December 3, 2009

Filed under: how to make it — chezdesblog @ 11:34 am
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As you know, I like a stir-fry. They make for healthy, quick, one-dish-wonder meals. This recipe for Brown Rice and Chicken Stir-Fry with Edamame and Walnuts has been on my go-to list for years. It’s easy, healthy, and delicious.

This dish calls for tamari, which is the Japanese version of soy sauce. It contains no wheat, so this dish is gluten-free. You may use low-sodium soy sauce as a substitute, depending on your preference and/or tolerance for gluten.

This dish also calls for shelled edamame, which are soybeans. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber (and low in saturated fat and cholesterol), edamame are great for salads, stir-frys, purees, and snacks. I usually find them in the freezer section along with other frozen vegetables. Typically they are available in two varieties: shelled or in pods. For this recipe, buy them shelled. But, while you’re at it, buy some of the pods as well, and make yourself a delicious snack. Simply boil them in salted water, drain, and then sprinkle them with a little seasoning salt. Using your fingers, squeeze the beans directly from the pod into your mouth. Happy snacking!

This post is linked to the Real Food Wednesday blog carnival – check it out…

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