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Winter Melon with Nira

Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods

Winter Melon with Nira
Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon corn oil
1/4 teaspoon each minced fresh ginger, garlic, and shallots
1 Tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked for ten minutes, then drained and minced
12 ounces winter melon, peeled and seeded and cut into two-inch squares
1/2 teaspoon rice wine
1 teaspoon low sodium bouillon
1/2 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 Tablespoon corn oil
1 bunch Chinese nira or chives (about one-quarter pound)
1 hot chili pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with one tablespoon cold water
Preparation:
1. Heat the corn oil and fry the garlic, ginger, shallots, and dried shrimp for half a minute.
2.Add the wintermelon, wine, bouillon, soy sauce, sugar and one tablespoon of water. Cover and simmer for ten minutes, then uncover, remove from the heat, and set aside.
3. Heat the remaining oil and stir-fry the nira and the chili pepper for one minute before adding the winter melon mixture.
4. Stir the cornstarch mixture, add it, and stir until the sauce thickens, then serve.

                                                                                                                                                       
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