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Stir-Fried Lotus Root with Sesame and Green Onions

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • ½ of a whole lotus root sliced very thinly
  • 1 piece fresh ginger peeled and chopped (about 1 inch long)
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • cups of roughly chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons hot red chili peppers finely chopped
  • oil
  • vinegar for the lotus root water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • pepper
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Put the sliced lotus root into vinegar water as you slice it, as described above. Drain well just before cooking.
  • Heat up a large frying pan with the oil. Add ginger and garlic, and stir fry until the oil is very fragrant.
  • Add the drained lotus root slices in a single layer. Cook until the lotus root slices start to change color - they turn a bit translucent looking. Turn over and cook a couple more minutes.
  • Add the chili pepper and green onions, and stir-fry. Add the sesame seeds, pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • The lotus roots should get a bit caramelized from the soy sauce. Serve hot or cold. This is very nice for bento.