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Oriental Vegetable Kuzu Sauce & Pasta

Serves 6 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

8 ounces any Eden Soba, or any Eden Organic or Traditional Soba or Udon

.88 ounces Eden Whole Shiitake Mushrooms, or Eden Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms

1 1/4 cup water, for cooking mushrooms

1 tsp Eden Hot Pepper Sesame Oil

2 tsp Eden Toasted Sesame Oil

1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 cups broccoli, chopped

3 Tbsp Eden Mirin

3 Tbsp Eden Brown Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp Eden Shoyu Soy Sauce, or to taste

1 cup pea pods, chopped

1 Tbsp Eden Kuzu Root Starch, dissolved in 2 T. cold water

1/2 cup green onions, finely sliced

Directions

Cook pasta as package directs, rinse, drain and set aside. Place shiitake and water in a small saucepan, cover, bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes. Drain the water off the shiitake and reserve water. If using whole shiitake, slice off the stems and discard. Then slice the caps.

Heat the oils in a large skillet and sauté peppers and sliced shiitake for 2 minutes. Add broccoli and sauté another 1 minute. Add the shiitake cooking water, mirin, brown rice vinegar and shoyu. Bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium-low, and add the pea pods and dissolved kuzu, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Cook 1 minute until the pea pods are tender and bright green. Serve over pasta and garnish with green onions.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 220 calories, 4g fat (14% calories from fat), 9g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium