Radish Green/Turnip Green Stir Fry

Underrated but healthy and delicious radish green or turnip green stir fry with a typical Sichuan style dark green stir fry. Radish and turnip had been our most important and favorite food during my childhood when we can only eat vegetables in our back yard. They can survive well in cold winter days.

Radish Turnip Green Stir fry

In the past days, we believe radish green was quite delicious. However, it slowly disappears on Chinese market and Chinese table during to the modernized agriculture. During our last visit to my grandma, I bought back a large bag of turnip greens and find those good food memories in my own kitchen. So if you grown turnip or radish at home, please do not throw them always.

Radish Turnip Green Stir fry

One reason why radish green disappears on Chinese table is because it has obvious disadvantages comparing with other common dark leafy green like Bok Choy or Lettuce leaves. The first one is the strong “mustard like” raw taste. I believe this is not the right word but it is quite hard to describe. And the second one is it is not smooth at all. It has a very rough texture if cooked directly.

But we have tips to solve those problem.  1. Blanch the leaves in boiling water can help to remove the raw taste. Then the dish is flavored with chili peppers and garlic. 2. Adding starch can make them smooth.

Ingredients

  • 300g radish green or turnip green
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3-4 chili peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Chinese cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. corns starch
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

Remove the hard ends of radish green. Place the green in a large pot of boiling water with a small pinch of salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.Radish Turnip Green Stir fry

Transfer out and slightly drain. Then finely chopped. Place garlic on top of the chopped greens.Radish Turnip Green Stir fryRadish Turnip Green Stir fry

Heat around 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat dried chili pepper until the pepper becomes dark red. Add garlic and chopped green in. Add salt.Radish Turnip Green Stir fry

Stir the water starch and pour in. Mix well and serve hot!

Radish Turnip Green Stir fry

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Radish Green/Turnip Green Stir Fry

Radish and turnip green stir fry

Servings: 3

Calories: 138kcal

Author: Elaine

Ingredients

  • 300
    g
    radish green or turnip green
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    salt
  • 3-4
    chili peppers
  • 2
    garlic cloves
    chopped
  • 2
    tbsp.
    Chinese cooking oil
  • 1
    tbsp.
    corns starch
  • 2
    tbsp.
    water

Instructions

  1. Remove the hard ends of radish green. Place the green in a large pot of boiling water with a small pinch of salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Transfer out and slightly drain. Then finely chopped.
  3. Heat around 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat dried chili pepper until the pepper becomes dark red. Add garlic and chopped green in. Add salt.
  4. Stir the water starch and pour in. Mix well and serve hot!

Nutrition Facts

Radish Green/Turnip Green Stir Fry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 138
Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g
15%

Sodium 320mg
13%

Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%

Protein 3g
6%

Vitamin A
2.6%

Vitamin C
98.9%

Calcium
26.9%

Iron
0.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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