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Gai Lan with Vegetarian Oyster Sauce

Long-stalked, leafy gai lan, or Chinese broccoli, is sweeter than broccoli or broccoli raab, but its cruciferous cousins will also work here.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 lb. gai lan cut into 2-inch pieces
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1 tsp. salt
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1 tsp. baking soda
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3 Tbs. vegetarian oyster sauce
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2 Tbs. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
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1 tsp. sugar
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½ tsp. sesame oil
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1 tsp. cornstarch

Instructions: 

1. Cover gai lan with water in large saucepan; stir in salt and baking soda, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 4 minutes, or until tender. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
2. Bring oyster sauce, rice wine, sugar, and sesame oil to a boil in separate saucepan. Whisk cornstarch into 1 Tbs. cold water, and add to oyster sauce. Cook 2 minutes, or until thickened. Serve broccoli with warm sauce.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
36
Protein: 
2 g
Total Fat: 
1 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
7 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
189 mg
Fiber: 
1 g
Sugar: 
1 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

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