【Sweet and sour lotus root】
The lotus root is a root vegetable that is indigenous to Asia, and is found underwater. It has a texture that is slightly crunchy and mildly sweet. Lotus root works well in stir-fry dishes. Use Monk fruit sweetener for 0 calorie and even diabetic can use.
Cook time: 3 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
1) 625g lotus roots (you can purchase in Chinese grocery store);
2) 1 tbsp avocado oil or other cooking oil, 1bsp freshly chopped green onion, 1 tsp freshly minced garlic;
3) Sweet and sour sauce: 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp Monk fruit sweetener , 1 tbsp premium soy sauce, 1tbsp light soy sauce, ¼ tsp salt, 1/4 tsp chicken broth mix, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp corn starch;
4) 1/2 tsp sesame oil.
1: Peel off the skin of the lotus roots (Picture 1), rinse and then cut into small pieces (Picture 2). For sweet and sour sauce: combine all ingredients of Ingredient 2) in a small bowl, mix well and set aside (Picture 3).
2: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat, add all ingredients of Ingredient 2) (Picture 4), saute for 30 seconds. Add lotus root pieces, saute for about 1-2 minutes.
3: Add sweet and sour sauce, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
4: Add 1/2 tsp sesame oil, mix well. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.