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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.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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we loved this! i started to make the sauce and then realized i was out of broccoli! so i just fried up some tofu and made rice and enjoyed the yummy sauce!


I make this recipe all the time! Im obsessed with this, really. I now make the sauce in bigger batches and then freeze them so I can easily jus get it and make it in 10 minutes :). The only thing I left out was the soy sauce, because I really try to avoid salty things if at all possible.


This was really really good.  Just like the broccoli and garlic sauce I get at a local Chinese restaurant.  Next time I might cook the garlic sauce a little separately before I add it to the broccoli because I like my broccoli very crisp and the garlic really didn't have time to cook........but other than that, this was wonderful and pretty easy.  Oh and I like to add some carrots.  Yum.


Nummy nummy! This was SO good! I added a little bit of cinnamon along with the sweetener - it was a flavor party!!!


This was good, but I thought it was a tad too sweet. I might use half the sugar next time or more soy sauce next time. It makes lots of sauce, which is good for the rice :)



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