MIX VEGETABLE AND BARLEY STIR-FRY IN KETCHUP OYSTER SAUCE
- ¼ green cabbage, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 14 oz bok choy 3 large leaves
- 3 mini sweet red peppers, sliced
- ⅓ cup cooked barley
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 TSP minced ginger
- hot chili pepper, minced *optionally
- 1 tbsp Japanese sake or white wine
- ½ TSP salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tbsp cooking oil
For Stir-fry sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 TSP gochujang
- Prepare ingredients. For bok choy, divide into the white part and green part. Chop separately into bite-size pieces. *Slicing the white part along the grain keeps a better crunchy texture and less water in the dish.
- In the skillet, add oil and minced garlic, ginger, and hot chili peppers. Cook them until fragrant over medium heat.
- Add sliced carrots, mini sweet peppers, and sliced white parts of bok choy. Stir the ingredients for 30 seconds, over medium-high heat.
- Add chopped cabbage, then, sprinkle ½ TSP of salt. Stir the ingredients, and add 1 tbsp of Japanese sake or white wine. Immediately, place the lid and continue cooking for 1 minute.*Adding salt enhances umami flavor in vegetables and reduces cooking time.
- Add the stir-fry sauce. (tomato ketchup, oyster sauce, and gochujang, and you don't need to mix them in advance ), green parts of bok choy, and cooked barley. It might be better to make an empty space and dissolve Gochujang first.
- Continue stirring them and cook until your favorite tenderness.
- *You can add a dash of soy sauce if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
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