Slice water chestnuts

Slice water chestnuts

This cookery skill shows you how to slice water chestnutsWater chestnuts are great in many dishes, including many chinese recipes.

 

Water chestnuts – did you know?

The water chestnut is actually not a nut at all.  It is an aquatic vegetable that grows in marshes, underwater in the mud (Wikipedia).

In China, water chestnuts are most often eaten raw, sometimes sweetened.  They can also be ground into a flour form used for making water chestnut cake (Wikipedia).

They are unusual among vegetables for remaining crisp even after being cooked or canned (Wikipedia).

Recipes using water chestnuts

The following recipes use water chestnuts – why not give them a try?

Brussels sprouts with water chestnuts

Brussels sprouts with water chestnuts

Rice salad

Rice salad