As promised, here is the recipe for the broccoli pictured in the red Thai rice article. This simple stir-fried vegetable is great alongside rice, noodles or as a side dish to any meat dish. It has spicy, garlicky and lemony tones that both compliment and bring out the natural broccoli flavours. Trust me, it tastes so good you’ll end up munching on the green florets.
This recipe was inspired by one I previously shared for stir fried asparagus. It’s not in season right now so broccoli makes a fantastic substitute.
- 1 small head of broccoli cut into small florets
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (If you have a wheat allergy use a GF brand)
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1-2 tbps olive oil or sesame seed oil
- chile flakes to taste (I used about 1 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp, or more, of freshly squeezed lemon juice (adjust to taste)
- Heat the oil in a large pan or wok. Quickly saute the chile flake just until they release their scent, about 1 minutes. Be careful not to burn them. Add the soy sauce and minced garlic, then add the broccoli florets. Combine the ingredients as best as possible. Allow the broccoli to cook to desired consistency and make sure to stir often to prevent burning. If desired add more oil or a splash of water to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Once broccoli is to desired tenderness add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, stir until well combine. Serve as desired.
Did I mention how fast and easy this is to prepare? Plus it’s super healthy and low-calorie too, can’t be that.
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