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stir fried celery with pistachios

Stir-Fried Celery with Pistachios

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

I never knew celery could taste so good until I made this dish. It is based on a veggie side dish that I ate at Mission Chinese on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. As soon as...


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 cloves of  garlic, sliced
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 6-8 sticks of celery
  • 1/4 cup shelled, unsalted, pistachios
  • 1/4 cup water divided
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese seasoning sauce (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 1 cup sunflower sprouts
  • salt


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Nutrition Facts


219 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


20 g


7 g


6 g


7 g


595 mg


  1. Heat the peanut oil in a wok over a medium high flame. When hot, add the garlic and as soon as it starts to color, about 30 seconds, add the diced shallot. Stir fry until until the shallot starts to color, about 3-5 minutes. Add the celery and the pistachios. Sprinkle with a little salt. Cook stirring until the celery is starting to get tender but is still very crisp, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the water. As soon as it bubbles, add the Chinese seasoning sauce. Cook stirring until the liquid gets syrupy, about 2 minutes. The steam from this will finish cooking the celery. Add the remaining water and bring to a boil. Add the sunflower sprouts.  Cook stirring until the sprouts'' leaves change color to bright green, but before they begin to wilt, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately with brown rice.

Chef Tips

Chinese Seasoning Sauce is a light brown fermented sauce made of water, sugar and soy sauce. Golden Mountain is a commonly found brand.

Cashews make a good substitute for pistachios.

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