Food Recipes Cantonese Light Sauce 4.0 (7) This archetypal sauce is the base of many of your favorite Chinese dishes. By Nina Simonds Nina Simonds Nina Simonds is a food journalist and an expert in Asian cooking. She has a special focus on health and lifestyle and has won a James Beard Award for her latest book, Spices of Life: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health. Highlights: * Wrote 11 books about Asian cuisine and culture * Has won three James Beard Awards * In 2006, launched food, health, and lifestyle website that features cooking tutorials with nutritionists and celebrity chefs * A regular contributor to The New York Times for over 25 years and to O Magazine for 5 years. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Epicurious.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Family Circle, and Self magazine Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 4, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Anna Williams Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth or water 1 tablespoon dry white wine 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions (white parts only) 1 ½ tablespoons grated fresh ginger Directions In a small bowl, combine chicken broth, wine, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, stirring until the cornstarch dissolves. Place a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add scallions and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 59 Calories 5g Fat 3g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 59 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 475mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 1g Calcium 5mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.