|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||15%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
As a rule, the Chinese do not eat raw vegetables, and lettuce is no exception. This is a great side dish for Lunar New Year, as lettuce is considered to be a "lucky" food. Learn how to make this simple Chinese dish in 4 easy steps.
1 head iceberg lettuce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (e.g., Kadoya)
Wash the lettuce, drain and separate the leaves. It’s important to make sure the lettuce is dry). Cut across the leaves into pieces about 1 inch wide.
Combine the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring. Set aside.
Heat a wok over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until aromatic (5 to 10 seconds) and add the lettuce. Stir-fry the lettuce, sprinkling with the salt, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the leaves begin to wilt.
Give the sauce a quick re-stir and swirl it into the wok. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 more minutes, until the lettuce, turns dark green. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve immediately.