Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

 

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

 

1 cup broccoli florets

1 tsp olive oil

½ tsp minced garlic (½ clove)

½ tsp grated ginger

1½ tsp soy sauce

1 tsp wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar

½ tsp sesame oil

½ tsp brown sugar

1 tbls toasted slivered almonds

 

Place broccoli in covered, microwave safe container. Add a small amount of water and microwave for 2 minutes.

Place almonds in saute pan and lightly toast. Remove to small bowl and set aside.

Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and brown sugar. Set aside.

Heat oil in saute pan. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Push to the side of pan.

Put garlic and ginger in center of pan, adding a bit more oil, if necessary, and saute for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant.

Add sauce and toss all ingredients. Top with toasted almonds.

 

1 serving, 86 calories

Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli florets to avoid having to buy an entire head. Frozen broccoli florets would also work in this recipe.

Hack #2: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack #3: Once opened, sesame oil can be stored in a cool, dark place (kitchen cupboard away from the stove) for up to six months. It can be stored in the fridge for a year or more.

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8 Replies to “Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry”

  1. I’m not much of a broccoli eater, but after looking at the picture of this recipe and seeing what’s in it, I have to say I really want to try this out.

    Do you know if adding any type of meat like chicken in it would be ok, or would it ruin the taste of it?

    Also do you know any good sauces we can buy or make to go along with this recipe?

    1. I think this would be great with meat.  You could cook it in the pan or add leftover meat from a prior meal.  As for sauces, the spices, soy sauce and brown sugar will make it’s own sauce (although you may want to increase the amounts a bit if your adding extras like meat).  If you chose to buy an Asian style sauce to add, you would only need to decide if you wanted some sweet like a duck sauce or something spicy such as wasabi.  Oyster sauce is also an option.  If you decide to add a sauce, please check in to let me know how it worked out!

  2. Hello Dear, I finally visit your website again, the last time I was here a learnt something very cool. I believe my coming here is not a waste if time at all. I have actually been wanting to know how to make  the Chinese broccoli stir fry, seeing this article has really made that easy and Swift. Thanks 

  3. Cynthia, you look as if you are an awesome cook.  I have already saved your site and will be returning looking for ideas.  I`m a huge broccoli fan (I know, not everybody is).  This stir fry menu looks fantastic.  I enjoy adding almonds to my cooking so the idea of adding them to this recipe is particularly appealing. Once again, it looks like a dish with a nice “kick”.  Saved again!  Thank you Cynthia.

    1. Broccoli is not a favorite of mine, which why I like to dress it up with some add ins!  I hope you will let me know which recipes you try and what you think of them.

  4. Hey Cynthia. Great post! I love Chinese cuisine and always happy to see new inspirations for tasty meals. And this looks not only yummy and healthy but also will be perfect  for vegetarian part of my family. Looking forward to test your recipe in practice. Thank you very much for your hacks and advices, looking forward for more great ideas.

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