Best way to cook Stir-fried Amaranth with Asparagus

Let’s cook another Stir-fried Amaranth with Asparagus dish, shall we?

Cooking Stir-fried Amaranth with Asparagus

Cooking Like A Pro had only known amaranth vegetables here in Thailand. In the Philippines where I am from, amaranth are one of the wild weeds that grow on untended fields. (No wonder, I’m not familiar with it.) More so, amaranth (“uray” or “kulitis” in Tagalog) are tough and hard back home. However, in countries where amaranth is cultivated as vegetables, they are soft and of the same texture as the spinach.
I have shared with you how to cook amaranth leaves in my past posts. Here, we’ll be cooking stir-fried amaranth with asparagus. Like many of my home-cooking recipes, this one is an easy dish to follow.

Stir-fried Amaranth with Asparagus

Jaime Inez
You may have heard of stir-fried amaranth before, but you haven't tried it yet. It's a healthy and tasty grain that you can easily prepare in the pan of your choice. It has a similar texture and flavor to spinach, but is a little more fibrous and tough. Just like kale, amaranth is loaded with nutrients, and is a good choice for those who are trying to add more green vegetables to their diet. This stir-fried recipe pairs well with aromatic rice and a bowl of hot soup.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cooking oil
  • amaranth leaves washed
  • asparagus cut in desirable lengths
  • garlic crushed and chopped
  • tomatoes cut in 4 halves
  • shrimps deveined and cut in halves
  • paprika powder optional
  • Maggi seasoning
  • pepper
  • hot water

Instructions
 

  • Put cooking oil in a very hot pan.
  • Saute' the garlic.
  • Add in the shrimps. Stir well.
  • Add the tomatoes.
  • Put the heat to medium-low.
  • Cover the pan to allow the tomatoes to release its juices.
  • Add the asparagus. Mix well.
  • Add the amaranth leaves. Mix well.
  • Add water to prevent the pan from drying out.
  • Season the dish with Maggi seasoning, paprika powder and pepper.

Video

Notes

To avoid over-cooking the vegetables, put the dish unto a plate immediately after cooking. Serve this hot with fried fish or pork.
Keyword amaranth, asparagus

Tips and Tricks to make Stir-fried Amaranth

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The first step in preparing stir-fried amaranth is to chop the leaf into pieces. The leaves can be cooked quickly in a large pot, but you should always cook them in a pot. It is best to use small pieces and do not cut the leaves too thinly. Then, season the amaranth with salt, sugar, and chicken essence, if desired. After frying, add water and mix it well with the vegetables. Once the amaranth is cooked, it can be removed from the pan.

Amaranth is an excellent source of protein and is an excellent vegetable to eat. The leaf can be cooked separately or combined with other vegetables, such as mustard greens. To prepare this dish, wash the greens well and trim off the thick stem. Heat a skillet over high heat and add one teaspoon of oil. Add garlic and a dried red chilli. Sprinkle in the chopped amaranth leaves and cook until soft, about four to five minutes.

Amaranth is an ancient grain. It was first harvested in Mexico seven thousand years ago. The pre-Hispanic people in the area were primarily vegetarian, so amaranth was a great source of protein. Amaranth is widely grown in India and is used in many Indian dishes. You can try making it at home using this healthy grain. Just remember to follow the directions carefully and enjoy!

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You can use both amaranth seeds and leaves in this recipe. The seeds are similar to other greens, but they are more nutritious. You can use them alone or combine them. Just remember to remove the oyster sauce before cooking the amaranth. However, it is best to cook the amaranth in water until it becomes soft. When done, it will absorb the flavor of the liquid and cook well.

It is best to cook the amaranth leaf and the leaves in water. The amaranth leaves are best cooked without water. When you prepare it, you should use a tablespoon of water and stir-fry it a few times. A few minutes are enough. Do not overcook it, as it will absorb water as it cooks. It should be soft, but not mushy.

Amaranth is a nutritious and delicious plant you can grow yourself. Its leaves are similar to spinach, and you can cook them in a wok. You can cook the leaves and stems separately or together. It is also possible to make this recipe vegan by omitting the oyster sauce and the saffron. It is the perfect side dish for Thai or Asian dishes. This recipe can be made with either of these greens.

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Amaranth is great when cooked, but you can also serve it raw. You can substitute it with kale, collards, chard, or mustard greens. The leaves can be cooked in a stir-fry, or you can use them in salads. Just make sure you don’t add too much salt. Amaranth leaves are extremely nutritious and can be eaten as a side dish.

To make stir-fried Amaranth, you can mix the leaves with coconut and other ingredients such as eggs, curry paste, and coconut. Once they’re mixed, you can serve the dish as a side dish with boiled rice or curd. It can also be served with chapati or pancakes. And, the best part of this recipe is that it can be made easily in just a few minutes.

Amaranth is a good source of fibre, and it can also help you avoid constipation. Aside from being a good source of fiber and iron, it also enhances your immune system and promotes healthy digestion. You can serve it with a side of rice or rotis. For a delicious and nutritious meal, stir-fried amaranth is the perfect choice for vegetarians.