Broccoli Stir Fry highlights nutrient dense broccoli in a subtly sweet and gingery stir fry sauce. This dish comes together quickly, and is perfect for a weekend or a week night!
¼ cup chives, fresh or freeze dried
¼ cup scallions
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups lightly steamed broccoli (instructions and link to silicone steamer)
1 cup bell peppers, sliced
½ cup carrots, sliced thin
About 1 more cup of any other vegetables you have on hand or like (snap peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, bamboo shoots, celery, etc)
1 cup of cooked protein (I prefer tofu, tempeh, chicken or shrimp)
1 cup cooked brown rice to serve***can sub cauliflower rice
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp minced/grated ginger (about 1 inch)
2 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
2 tsp miso paste
2 tsp low sodium tamari
Crushed red pepper to taste
Stir Fry – To a large non-stick skillet, add the green onions and chives sprinkle with a dash of salt, drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil, and cook stirring occasionally for about 3-5 minutes or until scallions are soft and aromatic.
To Cook Broccoli – To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the broccoli, cover with water, cover bowl with wax paper, and cook on high power for 3 to 4 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp-tender; don’t overcook. Drain and set aside.
Sauce – To a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine; set aside.
After scallions and chives are cooked, remove them from the skillet and place in a medium bowl; set aside.
To the skillet, add the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add the carrots, bell peppers, water chestnuts and any other vegetables (except for the broccoli) and sauté for about 2 minutes. Then add the sauce. Allow mixture to simmer uncovered over high heat for 3 to 5 minutes,.
Add the scallions, broccoli, and cooked protein of choice stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute, just enough to rewarm the scallions and broccoli and coat with sauce.
Serve alone or over the top of brown rice or cauliflower rice.
Make sure to chop and prep all ingredients prior to beginning to cook this recipe. It comes together quickly, so having all ingredients prepped will make this come together much smoother.
Nutrition calculated using 1/2 block of extra firm tofu.
- Category: dinner
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: asian
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 462.6
- Sugar: 32.8 g
- Sodium: 707 g
- Fat: 20.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 57.7 g
- Fiber: 7.9 g
- Protein: 17.6 g
Keywords: broccoli, stir fry, dinner, vegetarian, broccoli stir fry, gluten free, dairy free