Nutty American Stir Fry


Simple healthy stir-fry recipe. Great vegetarian dish because it has protein. It is low fat and it has healthy spices too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 5 cups chopped collard greens

  • teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • cup almonds

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger


  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir collard greens, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the hot oil until collard greens are wilted and tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Mix almonds, lemon juice, soy sauce, and ginger into collard green mixture; simmer until liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Serve with rice on the side.

Cook's Note:

If you want to change the dish around, feel free to use cashews or peanuts in lieu of or addition to the almonds. Butter or olive oil as well work fine for the oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
16g Fat
83g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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