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Vegetarian Chop Suey
This dish takes less than an hour to prepare and is bursting with Asian flavors and vegetables.
2 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Cooking Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
3 1/2 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms
2 ounces dried black fungus
1 bean curd sheet
2 ounces Chinese seaweed
4 teaspoons vegetable oil - divided use
10 ounces gluten, cut into 1/4 x 1-inch sticks
1 pound cabbage, cut into 2-inch squares
4 cubes jarred preserved bean curd
10 ounces fried tofu cubes
3 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 1/2 ounces blanched or dry roasted peanuts
1 - Combine water, cooking soy sauce, seasoning sauce and sesame oil in medium bowl.
2 - Soak mushrooms, fungus and bean curd sheet in warm water in large bowl until rehydrated. Soak seaweed in separate bowl. Drain. Remove mushroom stems; cut mushrooms in half or quarters. Coarsely chop fungus. Cut bean curd sheet into 1-inch pieces.
3 - Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add gluten; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from wok.
4 - Heat remaining 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in wok over high heat. Add cabbage, mushrooms, fungus, soaked bean curd, seaweed and preserved bean curd cubes; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add fried gluten, fried tofu, green onions, peanuts and soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-high; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 320 Calories from Fat: 180 Total Fat: 20 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 630 mg Carbohydrates: 26 g Dietary Fiber: 11 g Sugars: 6 g Protein: 17 g.