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In addition to being a hearty low-carb entrée, this stir-fry shines as a showcase for heart-healthy shiitake mushrooms. These fabulous fungi have been used for thousands of years in Asian culture in both culinary and medicinal applications. Modern science shows that they can help lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, protect against atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), and improve cardiovascular health. Shiitakes also reduce inflammation, improve immune response, inhibit bacterial and viral infections, and may protect against cancer. Find out more in 6 Medicinal Mushrooms for Physical and Mental Health.
Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms with Tofu and Bok Choy
- Whisk together cornstarch and 1 tsp. water in bowl. Whisk in soy sauce, ginger, chile sauce, garlic, and sesame oil.
- Heat 1 Tbs. canola oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry tofu 7 minutes, or until golden brown; transfer to plate. Add 1 Tbs. oil to pan. Stir-fry bok choy 4 minutes; transfer to plate.
- Add remaining 1 Tbs. oil to pan. Stir-fry mushrooms 2 minutes, or until tender. Return tofu and bok choy to pan. Stir in soy sauce mixture, and stir-fry 1 minute, or until hot.
- Calories 267
- Carbohydrate Content 18 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 17 g
- Fiber Content 5 g
- Protein Content 13 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2 g
- Sodium Content 396 mg
- Sugar Content 5 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g