Stir Fried Asian Greens

stir fried asian greens

There are huge selections of green leaf vegetables that people back at home eat everyday. They are very fresh, healthy and tasty.  This one I have today is called amaranthus, which has mixture of green and purple leaves. As we all know colorful vegetables are usually healthy. I used to do research on extracting bio-active compounds from plants. It is true that those bio-active compounds usually themselves have colors and give the plants colors. They were found to have antioxidant, anticancer or anti-inflamation activities. Whereas compounds like sugars and starch are usually colorless. So I personally tend to buy colorful vegetables and choose purple cabbage over white cabbage.

The recipe I have today is a generic way to stir fry Asian greens and you can pretty much cook any kinds of greens with this method. 🙂


Amaranthus (1 bunch), garlic (2 cloves), canola oil (1 tablespoon), sugar (a pinch), salt.

What to do :

  1. Into a frying pan heat canola oil over low heat, add sliced garlic and cook until garlic is brown. Transfer them onto a paper towel to drain.
  2. Add the greens into the above garlic infused oil. Fry for 1 minute over high heat, or as soon as all the leaves changed texture.
  3. Turn off heat, season with sugar and salt.
  4. Serve with burnt garlic as a side.

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