Yummy Broccoli Stir-Fry
I found this awesome stir-fry recipe in my new favorite little cookbook titled "Simply Vegetarian - 100 No Fuss Recipes for Everyday Cooking" by Parragon Books. You can visit their website at www.parragon.com. This cookbook offers tons of vegetarian dishes with ingredients you can substitute as you prefer. I happened to stumble upon it when I was shopping at TJ Maxx about a month or so ago. My boyfriend & I have cooked quite a few dishes from this little book! I recommend it!
So for the Stir-Fried Broccoli, here's what to use & do :)
This recipe serves 4
2 tbsp vegetable oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
2 broccoli heads, cut into florets
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp superfine sugar (I didn't use any sugar when I made this dish & it turned out just fine)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
pinch of dried red pepper flakes
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
1). Heat the oil in a large preheated wok or skillet over high heat. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
2). Combine the soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the broccoli and cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
3). Transfer to plates, garnish with sesame seeds, and serve!
I like to add 1/2 cup on quinoa and 1/3 cup of jasmin, brown, or white rice to this dish to make it more filling. I also like to add about 1 tsp of stir-fry sauce into the mixture for a little extra flavor. I don't use too much soy sauce and I prefer the less sodium soy sauce for this. I add 1/4 cup garbanzo beans from time to time. Also, to add a little extra crunch, when garnishing with the sesame seeds, throw on some rice noodles. Very yummy!