Bamboo Shoots

If you live near an Asian market, feel free to use a fresh bamboo shoot in this recipe. Boil the shoots for 15 minutes to soften, and then cut into 1/4" thick slices.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 can (8 oz.) bamboo shoots, rinsed, drained, and sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine dark soy sauce, chicken broth, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil, swirling it around the wok or skillet so that it covers the sides. When oil is hot, add ginger and stir-fry for 15 seconds.
  • Add bamboo shoots and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add sauce. Stir for a few more seconds to mix the vegetables with the sauce. Turn down the heat. Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the wok or skillet from heat. Stir in sesame oil. Remove ginger slices or leave in as desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 can (8 oz.) bamboo shoots, rinsed, drained, and sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine dark soy sauce, chicken broth, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil, swirling it around the wok or skillet so that it covers the sides. When oil is hot, add ginger and stir-fry for 15 seconds.
  • Add bamboo shoots and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add sauce. Stir for a few more seconds to mix the vegetables with the sauce. Turn down the heat. Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the wok or skillet from heat. Stir in sesame oil. Remove ginger slices or leave in as desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories70
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium400mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein2g