Authentic Chinese-garlic Amaranth Stir Fry( Vegetarian)


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In China, we believe “we are what we eat”, so if we want to have darker hair, we eat things that’s black: black beans,  brown rice, and sesame; If we’d like to treat low blood sugar problem , we eat things…. That’s RED, could be data, red bean…or even some magic vegetable that appears to be green/purple,  but VERY red once being cooked.  You might wonder what is this magic vegetable, it’s called Xian cai ( 苋菜) in Chinese and Amaranth in English, easily available in most Asian markets in summer time.  We pair that will a super food that prevents/ treat cancer – GARLIC, to make this a very great healthy dish for a lot of people . Just look at the picture below,  are you a little scared or amazed?

 Ingredients ( feel free to check the ingredients in Sophia’s Food Wiki , regarding their looks, flavor, effects/ benefits and  other)

  1. 1 bunch of amaranth
  2. 4-8 pieces of garlic
  3. 1 tsp of salt/oil
  4. 1/2 tsp of sugar

 Steps(see detailed picture below)

  1. Wash the amaranth and peel the garlic
  2. Heat up oil in pan , add garlic and cook them until golden brown
  3. Add Amaranth , salt/sugar and stir well.
  4. Turn off heat as soon as juice of amaranth start to come out, keep stirring for another 30 s -the dish is cooked.



  • Prevent and treats cancer
  • A lot of vitamin

 Caution: NA


  • Turn off heat when juice of amaranth starts to come out.. .to avoid over cook it/destroy nutrition in the vegetable
  • Chew some peanuts to remove garlic flavor after eating the dish
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Jul 14, 2010