Flash-Cooked Greens with Garlic

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Total Time
15 mins
2 mins

This is a simple, delicious, healthy recipe that I adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks; A Spoonful of Ginger by Nina Simonds.

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  1. Tear the stems from the spinach.
  2. If using other greens, cut away the tough ends.
  3. Toss the greens in a colander and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.
  4. Drain and place in a bowl near the stove.
  5. Heat a wok or a skillet, add the oil, and heat until near smoking.
  6. Add the greens and garlic and toss lightly with a spatula for about 20 seconds, then add the rice wine and salt and toss lightly over high heat about 1 minute or less, until the greens are slightly wilted but still bright green.
  7. Scoop out the greens and garlic, leaving most of the liquid, and arrange on a serving platter.
  8. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold.