Qing Chao He Lan Dou (Stir-Fried Snow Peas)

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Recipe by Kate S.

This recipe comes from 'Ji Pin Su Cai' (Best Vegetable Dishes), a 30-cent, 5-inch-square, paperback cookbook from Wal-Mart in China. It's simple home-style Chinese cooking. Chinese cookbooks assume you will know how much of each condiment and seasoning to add, so most of the ingredients are listed 'ge shi liang'--to taste. I've suggested amounts, but you can adjust according to your own preference.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 300 g snow peas
  • 50 g carrots
  • 14 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon msg (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (to taste)


  1. Snap ends from snow peas, wash and drain.
  2. Peel carrot and thinly slice into rounds.
  3. Heat empty wok over highest heat. Add oil and swirl to heat. Add snow peas and carrots and stir-fry.
  4. Season with salt and msg.
  5. Serve as part of a Chinese meal: rice, soup, and a balanced variety of dishes--one per person.

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