Friday, June 29, 2012

Ants in a Tree

This is my take on a Chinese dish, ants in a tree.  Normally it is made with ground pork and mung bean noodles.  I thought the mung bean noodles tasted awful so I prefer to serve mine over rice and I substituted ground turkey just because it is a healthier lower calorie option.  This is such a quick easy dinner that my family loves.

Ants in a Tree 

1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sambal chili paste
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 c. chicken broth 

Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chili paste in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the cornstarch and whisk until combined. Add the ground turkey and mix until thoroughly integrated. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Place a 12-inch saute pan over high heat for 1 minute. Add the oil and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Once the oil shimmers, add the meat mixture. Stir constantly for 2 minutes, breaking the meat up into very small pieces. Continue cooking and stirring until the meat is well browned and in very small pieces, approximately 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the broth. Cook until reduced, approximately 3 minutes.  Serve over rice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:  210 Calories * 12.5 g. Fat *  499 mg. Sodium * 21 g. Protein  This recipe serves 6 about 1/2 c. per serving, rice not included in calorie count.

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