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Microwave Stir-Fry Vegetables with Sesame Sauce

Microwave Stir-Fry Vegetables with Sesame Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
Fresh, colorful, good-for-you vegetables have never been easier, thanks to your microwave. Yes, you read that right, microwave. Crisp-tender perfection is achievable with the touch of a button, and this recipe proves it.
Updated May 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 cup snow pea pods, sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek chile paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed

Steps

  • 1
    Mix vegetables in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one corner 1/4-inch to vent steam; microwave on High 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix soy sauce, chile paste and sesame oil.
  • 3
    Carefully remove plastic; toss vegetables with soy mixture, and top with sesame seed.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Time savers: Use preshredded carrot and cabbage.
  • Chile paste is an Asian condiment that can be found in the ethnic aisle at your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
11%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
4g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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