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Julies Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

What you need: 

5 cups water, divided
1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
1 vegetable stock cube
1 head garlic, minced
1/8 to 1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup sweetener
3 medium heads broccoli, chopped to bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water

What you do: 

1. First boil 3 cups water for the rice. Add rice, cover and reduce to a simmer until done, according to package directions. Boil 2 cups water and add the vegetable stock cube.
2. Stir to dissolve, and add the garlic, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes and sweetener. Cook the broccoli over high heat in a large skillet for 2 minutes.
3. Add the garlic mixture. Let this simmer over medium high heat for 7-10 minutes depending on how crisp you like your broccoli.
4. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir to distribute it. Cook for 1-2 minutes more or until it thickens. If you like, you can dissolve more cornstarch in cold water to make it even thicker.
5. Place rice in bowls and top with broccoli and garlic sauce mixture.
Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is pretty yummy, but I think next time, I'll be sure not to skip the veggie broth cubes. It didn't have lots of flavor :(

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I wanted to share that I had some shredded jicama in the fridge that needed to be eaten up, so I mixed it with the garlic broccoli, and it is very good! adds a nice crunch, very similar to chestnuts.

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This was very good:) Thank you! I also reduced the amount of sweetener to 2 T., and sauteed the garlic in coconut oil and used about a 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper powder. This recipe helps me get my not very favorite vegetable, broccoli, down:)

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Maybe I just made it poorly, but this was not great. The flavor was eh. There was too much liquid and i put twice as much corn starch as it said but it was still to runny and all ooey gooey. I ate it and all, and ive had worse meals, but i doubt ill ever make this again. Id rather just pan fry some brocclie with garlic and call it a day.

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WOAHH this is crazy. next time ill tone it down a little with less red pepper flakes and also less cooking time to not make the broccoli soggy. but awesome recipe, ive always wanted to find something like this to be able to make myself! was perfect over rice to absorb some flavor :) sounds great with carrots too

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Great recipe - just like Chinese takeout!  I made some changes -  I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce to cut down on sodium.  I also added mushrooms, carrots, and water chestnuts to the broccoli. I will also cut down on sugar next time too - it was a bit too sweet. I also added another tbsp. of cornstarch with 1 tbsp. cold water to thicken the sauce up a bit more.  Instead of vegetable boullion, I used some vegan chicken boullion.  I served it over basmati rice.  Delicious!

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I REALLY loved this recipe. Made it for dinner for my family. The only thing that I thought was off was the red pepper. I definitely used WAYYY too much. Don't go overboard like me :)

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Just finished cooking this up, its lovely! I added a ton of different veggies and steamed them instead of frying as others suggested. Also I only used 2 Tablespoons of sugar as suggested, I'm so glad I did because it had just the right amount of sweetness!
This one is in the books, thanks  ;)b

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reat! Absolutely delicious! Thank you! :D

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this was alright, but didnt find it raving as the others wrote.

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