1WokMeals · Chinese Cuisine

Celtuce&Mushrooms Asian style

This is a quick & easy, 1-wok-meal.  As you will see from my recipes, I do eat a lot of mushrooms! They are nutritious, and usually very quick and easy to prepare. They go well on pizza, with pasta, in soups and stews, and even on their own.

I have paired button mushrooms with a vegetable that is not new to me, but one that I usually cook alone.  Ever heard of ‘celtuce’?  No, no, not lettuce:


Photo credit: highdesertgarden
Photo credit: highdesertgarden

Celtuce is a very nutritious and healthy vegetable. It contains amongst others, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium.  Some say that it tastes like asparagus, whilst others claim that it is a cross between celery and lettuce, hence its name.

Try it for yourself, and let me know what you think.

Celtuce & Mushrooms Asian style

Celtuce & Mushroom Asian style Gluten-free
Celtuce & Mushroom Asian style Gluten-free

(gluten-free, egg free, soy free, corn free, sugar free, nut free, oat free, dairy free, sesame free)

Servings: 2-4

By: gfchopstix

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 12 – 15 minutes

Celtuce & Mushroom Asian style Gluten-free
Celtuce & Mushroom Asian style Gluten-free


  • 1 whole fresh garlic clove
  • 2 stalks of celtuce, peeled and cut (do not throw away the leaves)
  • 200g button mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of mushroom powder or vegetable stock powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower oil, for frying
  • 1 teaspoon of Sesame oil or Prickly Ash oil
Ingredients: Celtuce and fresh garlic
Ingredients: Celtuce and fresh garlic
Ingredients: Button mushrooms
Ingredients: Button mushrooms


  • Peel and chop one whole clove of garlic
  • Peel, wash and slice the celtuce (no need to cut up the leaves, unless you prefer to)
  • Wash, drain and slice the button mushrooms
  • In a wok (or frying pan), heat 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • Add the garlic and fry for about 30 seconds
  • Add the button mushrooms and continue to fry, for about 3 minutes, on high heat
  • Add the sliced celtuce
  • Add salt (about a teaspoon, but to your preference), the powdered stock and about a quarter cup of water to dissolve it
  • Cover the wok or pan, and allow to simmer for about 5-8 minutes, until the celtuce is tender (but not overcooked)
  • Next, once the vegetables are tender, add the leaves and stir in
  • Turn off, and add the Prickly Ash or Sesame oil
  • Gently stir
  • Remove from the heat and place into a serving dish
  • Pick up your chopstix, and enjoy with rice and other dishes!

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