Chinese-style asparagus

Dietician's Tip

To prepare asparagus for cooking, hold a piece of asparagus in the middle. Grab the cut end and bend it downward until the cut end snaps off. The asparagus will break in the right spot to remove its woody end.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, woody ends removed and cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths

Directions

In a large saucepan, heat the water, sugar and soy sauce over high heat. Cook until boiling, and then add the asparagus. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the asparagus is tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 24
Total carbohydrate: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Protein: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Serving size: About 3/4 cup
Sodium: 26 mg
Total fat: 0 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Nonstarchy vegetables: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Jan 1, 2016


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