When you get Chinese food, always get the sauce on the side. This bit of wisdom has made a great impact on my physical health. Instead of sitting down to a plate of soggy vegetables drowning in sauce, I pick up a piece of broccoli with a fork and dip it into the garlic sauce. And guess what? Not only did I save hundreds of calories, I could actually taste the vegetables! Imagine that.

Steamed Vegetables With Garlic Sauce [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 3 Tbs. gluten-free tamari
  • 3 tsp. mirin
  • 1-2 tsp. chili sauce
  • ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch) + 1 ½ Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. peanut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Steamed vegetables of your choice
  • Brown rice
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Preparation

  1. Combine the vinegar, agave, tamari, mirin, chili sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Combine the arrowroot and water in another bowl or cup and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add the garlic. Cook until the garlic starts to become fragrant.
  4. Add the sauce mixture into the saucepan and let it come to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and cook on low to medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  5. Serve with steamed vegetables and brown rice.
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Nutritional Information

Total from sauce (without rice and vegetables) Calories: 269 | Total Carbs: 19 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Total Protein: 6 g | Total Sodium: 2,940 mg | Total Sugar: 16 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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