Five-spice vegetable stir-fry

Serves4 Origin Far East
Preparation 10 min Heat rating (Mild)
Cooking 15 min Ease (Easy)
Vegetarian Yes


2 tsp Chinese five spice
1 1/2 tsp corn flour
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp Chinese rice wine (shaohsing)* or dry sherry
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red peppers, thinly sliced
100g mange tout or fresh green beans
1 head of broccoli, cut into long florets
200g fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced


Combine corn flour and 1/3 cup (80ml) cold water in a bowl. Add soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, sugar and Chinese five-spice, and mix well. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok over high heat until smoking.
Add the vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add sauce mixture and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until vegetables have softened but are still crunchy, and sauce has thickened.
Divide the stir-fry among serving plates and serve with steamed rice.

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