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Chinese Lotus Root Stir Fry (1-CLICK RECIPE)

While not typically served in restaurants and takeaways, lotus root stir fry is a common recipe to enjoy at home among Chinese families and is particularly popular for vegetarian diets. Lotus root has a dense and crunchy texture, making it perfect for stir fry recipes; while its mild, sweet and nutty taste compliments the range of herbs, spices and flavourings used in Chinese cooking very well. 

However, taste isn’t the only reason lotus root stir fry is a widely eaten meal across China. There are many benefits to eating lotus root; for example, it is high in dietary fibre and so great for digestion and is also rich in carbohydrates to provide a good source of energy. 

Our lotus root stir fry recipe combines the crunchiness of the lotus root with the softer textures of shiitake mushrooms and green bell pepper for a delicious savoury and ever so slightly spicy lotus root stir fry meal.



Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes

  • 1. Peel and slice the lotus root, leaving it to soak water for a few minutes.
  • 2. In a bowl add the sliced mushrooms and peppers, along with the shaoxing wine, salt, soy sauce and MSG. Allow to marinade for a few minutes.
  • 3. Next, add oil into a pan and heat up. Then follow by adding the ginger, onion and chilling. Stirring and frying until aromatic.
  • 4. Follow by adding the marinated mushroom and peppers mixture, frying for a few minutes.
  • 5. Next, in a separate pan, heat up some cooking oil and add the drained lotus root. Along with the vinegar, sugar and a teaspoon of salt. Stir fry the lotus root until cooked through.
  • 6. Then, add the stir fried lotus root into the stir fried mushroom pan, frying for another 5 minutes.
  • 7. Finally serve into the desired plate, garnished with spring onions and enjoy!


Amount per serving

  • Calories: 163kcal
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.2g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Sodium: 1561mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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