Panda Express Mixed Vegetables is a lightly steamed mix of broccoli, zucchini, carrots, string beans and cabbage. This quick and easy vegetable side dish is a wonderful choice to serve with any of my homemade Panda Express entrees!
2cupschicken broth(or use bouillon, which is my preferred method)
1mediumzucchini(sliced in half lengthwise, then cut into half moon slices between ¼ - ½ inch thick)
1largecarrot(peeled and cut into ½ inch slices)
½lbstring beans(washed and trimmed - about 1 ½ cups)
¼mediumcabbage(washed and trimmed of outer leaves - cut into roughly 2 inch chunks - about 2 cups)
each, salt & pepper(to taste)
soy sauce(optional, to taste)
Steamed Vegetables Method
Bring a large pot (that fits your steamer basket) with the steamer basket in place and the chicken broth or water with bouillon to a low boil over medium high heat.
Add prepared vegetables, cover and reduce heat. Steam the vegetables for 5 minutes.
Remove the steamer basket and serve immediately. Season to taste and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
Wok Fried Vegetables Method
Heat a large stock pot with water and bring to a low boil over medium high heat. Add prepared vegetables and boil for 1 minute.
Use a strainer and transfer the boiled vegetables to a wok with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil that has been heated over high heat (you can add some minced garlic and ginger, if desired). Wok briefly, season with soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and serve immediately. Garnish with optional sesame seeds, if desired.
*The wok fried mixed vegetables method was shared with me by a PE chef. It works for them exceptionally well because the wok fried veggies are transferred to and kept warm in a steamer tray.