I love stir-fry, you guys. But I love a fairly particular flavor for my stir-fry. And there’s something about broccoli cooked in a good stir-fry sauce that you really can’t beat.
This can be made so many different ways. You can add beef, chicken, carrots, whatever you want! The magic is in the sauce. The simple sauce that takes two seconds to make that you can add to a dish to make it delicious.
This has become go-to, simply because of how easy it is to make. There are a few moments where you have to really be at the stove, doing stuff. But for the most part you just make sauce and then let stuff cook in it for a bit.
As far as why I choose broccoli specifically when I have so many other things to choose from... we need the iron. Broccoli is a great source of iron and this is one of the few ways I can get Oliver to eat it. Since kids usually don’t take too kindly to things like meat and veggies, it’s pretty easy for them to boarder on that anemia line so this is a simple fix to that iron deficiency.
EASY BROCCOLI STIR-FRY
2 TBLS Sugar
2.5 TBLS Soy Sauce
2 TBLS Sesame Oil
1 TBLS White Vinegar
1/4 TSP Ground Ginger
Linguini (or rice or whatever)
2 Heads of Broccoli
Mix sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, white vinegar, and ginger in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
Bring a medium pot of water to boil and throw in linguini. Let simmer until tender.
While linguini cooks, chop broccoli into desired size.
Place broccoli in a skillet or fry pan on medium-high heat. Add about half of the sauce and give one good stir to evenly coat broccoli. Let it sit covered, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is to desired tenderness (about 10-15 minutes).
Once noodles and broccoli are cooked, drain the noodles and them to the pan of broccoli. Add the rest of the sauce over noodles and broccoli. Let it all cook together while stirring to evenly coat everything for about 3 minutes.
Load it on a plate and call it a day!