Broccoli Stems Stir Fry

23 Jan

I would always feel bad tossing the stems on the broccoli we got, because I didn’t know what to do with them.  This tasty and healthy stir fry is a great way to get in extra vitamins and save some money.  They would be good with any stir fry sauce, or a simple sauce using this recipe.

broccoli stems
rice vinegar (can substitute any vinegar)
soy sauce
sugar
hoisin sauce (optional)
red pepper flakes, cayenne, sriracha, garlic chili paste… anything that is spicy
ginger (powder or fresh, grated)
fresh chopped garlic or garlic powder
extra veggies like onions
small amount of water

In a bowl mix equal parts of the vinegar and soy sauce, and add in the hoisin, sugar, red pepper flakes (or alternative)  according to your tastes.

Heat a pan or wok with a little canola oil.

When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and ginger, stir fry until fragrant.

Add in the broccoli stems and any other veggies.  Add in a SMALL amount of water to help them cook.

After 1-2 minutes, stir in the sauce.

Continue to cook until the veggies are cooked to how you like them.

Serve over jasmine rice or noodles.

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