Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry with Garlic 大蒜炒漢菜

AvatarPosted by

Have you ever had Red Amaranth before? When I was little I was always excited about eating Red Amaranth because the veggie turned the dish’s juice red (and I was easily amused, I guess). Actually, I still am amused! But I also get excited just because this Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry with Garlic is a delicious veggie side dish, and a super easy stir fry to make as a side dish to go with any Asian entree!

In my household, we’ve always called Red Amaranth as Han Cai (漢菜) but it actually is know by many Chinese names – Xian Cai (莧菜) and Hong Cai (红菜) to name a few. Funnily, Hong = Red, and Cai = Vegetable, so that nick name is literally just “Red Vegetable”.

Red Amaranth Health Benefits:

Nutrition wise, this vegetable is packed with thiamine, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, zinc, and copper. Also, Amaranth leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C and folate.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound red amaranth
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

First, remove the red amaranth leaves from the stem.

Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat, and then add garlic and saute for a minute.  

Then, add red amaranth and cover for a about a minute.  

Uncover, add salt, and cook stirring constantly for about few minutes until it is fully cooked.

Remove from skillet or wok and serve! That’s it!

Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry

By the way check out the red juiciness I was talking about!

Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry
Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry

Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 pound red amaranth
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

  1. First, remove the red amaranth leaves from the stem.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat, and then add garlic and saute for a minute.  
  3. Then, add red amaranth and cover for a about a minute.  
  4. Uncover, add salt, and cook stirring constantly for about few minutes until it is fully cooked.
  5. Remove from skillet or wok and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

Did you like this recipe?

If so, follow my Pinterest account for more delicious recipes here!

If you’re looking for more Chinese Veggie Stir Fry dishes like this Chinese Red Amaranth Stir Fry, there’s a vegetable called Chinese Watercress that I also commonly make at my house. The recipe is simple and delish – Check out my Chinese Watercress With Garlic Stir Fry here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.