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Asparagus and Cashew Stir-fry with tender-crisp asparagus and crunchy cashews served over nutty brown rice. A vegan dish that's as nutritious as it is delicious!
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Asparagus and Cashew Stir-fry

You'll love this asparagus and cashew stir-fry, with tender-crisp asparagus and crunchy cashews served over nutty brown rice. A vegan dish that's as nutritious as it is delicious!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus cashew stir-fry, cashew stir-fry, vegan stir-fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 382kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (reserved from poaching the asparagus)
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup cashews, lightly salted
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice

Instructions

  • Fill a bowl halfway with ice and enough water to cover ice.
  • In a pot over medium heat, bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook for about 20 to 30 seconds or until half-done. 
  • With a slotted spoon, remove asparagus from the poaching liquid. Reserve about 1 cup of poaching liquid and allow to cool. 
  • Plunge asparagus into the bowl of iced water until cold. Drain very well.
  • In a bowl, combine reserved poaching liquid, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Stir until blended.
  • In a wok or skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring regularly, until softened. 
  • Add asparagus and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  • Add liquid mixture and cook, stirring gently to combine, for about 30 to 40 seconds or until sauce is thickened. 
  • Add cashews and stir to combine. 
  • Serve hot over brown rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 420g | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.7g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 510.85mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4.7mg