Asparagus – Providing almost 60 percent of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, asparagus plays a starring role of vegetables helpful in prevention of spina bifida. Asparagus has a wealth of nutrients, dietary fiber and it is low in sodium. Asparagus is another vegetable that contains no cholesterol or fat, making it a nutrient rich eater’s friend.
Asparagus Stir Fry
1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thick
1 tablespoons vegetable broth
3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
3 cups thin asparagus cut in 2 inch lengths
1 medium red bell pepper
4 oz extra firm tofu, cut in small cubes
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
salt and white pepper to taste
Heat vegetable broth in a wok or skillet, add onion and stir fry over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Add garlic, ginger, asparagus, peppers and continue to stir fry for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tofu, soy sauce and vinegar, turn heat to low and cover for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, yet still crisp. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with sesame seeds.