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Stir-Fried Flowering Chives

Stir-Fried Flowering Chives
Serves: Ready In:


·         2 bunches flowering chives

·         2 tablespoons light soy sauce

·         2 tablespoons chicken broth or water

·         1/2 teaspoon sugar

·         2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil for stir-frying

·         1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 4 teaspoons water


Wash the flowering chives and drain. Cut on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces (use the buds). 
Combine the soy sauce, chicken broth and sugar. Set aside.
Heat wok on medium-high heat. Add the oil, drizzling down the sides. When the oil is hot, add the flowering chives. Stir-fry for about 1 minute, until they turn a brighter green.
Push the chives up to the sides of the wok. Add the sauce in the middle. Add the cornstarch/water mixture to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken.
Mix the sauce with the flowering chives, cook until the sauce is boiling, but don't overcook. Serve immediately.