Chinese Chives Garlic Chives
Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum
Easy to grow herb with a subtle garlic flavour. Flower buds and leaves are often included in Thai stir-fries and the decorative flowers can be added to salads. Easily grows in pots. Try delicious scrambled eggs with Chinese chives and a little soy sauce.
How To Grow
Sow seeds 5 mm (¼in) deep direct where they are to flower. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep them moist. When large enough thin as necessary spacing 20cm (8in) apart. Harvest: All year round. Cut leaves as required once plants have developed. Best cut before the flowers form.
When To Plant
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Stir-fried Chicken & Vegetables
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 500g skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
- 1 bunch of garlic chives or 3 spring onions
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 red or yellow capsicum, sliced
- 1 cup baby corns
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp corn flour
- Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
- Add chicken and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until starting to brown, stirring constantly.
- Add carrots and capsicum and cook 1 minute.
- Add baby corn and chives and cook 2 minutes.
- Add soy sauce and cook 2 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth in a small bowl and add to wok. Simmer 2 minutes, until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.