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Veggie-Cashew Stir-Fry

Getting my meat-loving husband and two sons, ages 5 and 7, to eat more veggies had always been a struggle until I whipped up this stir-fry. I was shocked when they cleaned their plates and asked for seconds. —Abbey Hoffman, Ashland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh baby carrots
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted cashews


  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar and lemon juice until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry garlic for 1 minute. Add vegetables; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir soy sauce mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil. Add rice and water chestnuts; heat through. Top with cashews.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 385 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • gaylene2
    Feb 11, 2021

    My husband pronounced this “a very good stir-fry”. We left out the mushrooms, carrots and even the cashews which we didn’t have and it was still good! I had needed to use up some water chestnuts I had used in another recipe and this worked very nicely! We like our meat so I added some chopped pork. We LOVED the sauce. It made all the difference!

  • Debby0222
    Nov 17, 2020

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  • sparkplug9902
    Oct 11, 2020

    This was a little bland, but still good. I did add chicken breasts strips because I wanted some meat in it.

  • Maria
    Oct 12, 2019

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  • Trish
    Apr 4, 2019

    SO good. Kids loved it too.

  • Emily
    Mar 24, 2019

    So yummy, healthy, and filling! The only change I made was using regular cashews rather than honey roasted since that is what I had on hand.

  • Louise
    Feb 28, 2019

    easy to prepare, and very delicious

  • ms11145
    Jan 26, 2019

    Such a quick dish to prepare. From start to finish it took less than 30 minutes. I did add chopped celery to the vegetables and ground ginger to the sauce. Even then it was a tad bland for us, so I added 1/4 cup of Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing to the sauce I keep that dressing in the pantry when making stir fry. Will be making this again.