Watermelon Rind Stir Fry

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Next time you buy a whole watermelon, reserve the watermelon rind for this ingenious recipe! The rind will soften and quickly absorb the flavor of your sauce.

  • Yields

    4 servings



  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok over high heat. Add the watermelon rind and carrots and stir fry, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Let sit over high heat for 1 additional minute without stirring.
  2. Add the chives and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic and ginger.
  4. Pour the sauce over the watermelon rind and cook, stirring, 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish. Add the basil, cilantro, and mint, tossing to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired, and serve as a side dish.

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