Stir Fry Red Amaranth

(Last Updated on February 24, 2024 by Amiee)

Red amaranth is a relatively common vegetable in southern China. As a northerner who came to the south, the new understanding of vegetables is only the vegetables you can’t think of, and there are no greens you can’t see. The first time I saw it I thought, how to cook it ? Just like other green vegetables, its most classic way is to fry it with minced garlic.

It has to be said that the iron content of red amaranth is 2 times that of spinach, which makes us have to admire it with admiration. It is also rich in calcium and vitamin C. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, it can remove dampness and heat from the body and facilitate urination.

Stir-fried green vegetables can also dye minced garlic red, but don’t worry, this is its true color. Don’t know which greens to fry? Try red amaranth which is a rare green vegetable.


Stir Fry Red Amaranth

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1


  • Wok for stir-frying


  • 200 gram red amaranth, wash and drain
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the wok, heat over medium heat, add minced garlic, stir frying for 3 seconds, then add the red amaranth, salt, keep stir frying until cooked, about half minute.
  • Serve warm.
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