Stir-frying has stood the test of time. It's a wonderful way to cook small pieces of vegetables and meat quickly, without a lot of fat. Prepping your ingredients ahead of time and having them near your stovetop is the key to success. This recipe can be made in a large nonstick skillet, but consider purchasing a wok: Carbon steel and cast-iron take on high heat well, and the concave shape makes stir-frying foods easy and fast.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Simple Broccoli Stir-fry
Total:
10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
10 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Trim the florets off the broccoli, and cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Peel the broccoli stalks with a vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer skin, and slice 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal. Set aside.

Whisk together 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat a large wok over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil, and swirl to coat the wok. Once the oil begins to smoke, add the broccoli florets and stems. Cook, stirring constantly, until browned around the edges, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of water to steam the broccoli, and cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 2 minutes more. Push the broccoli to the edges of the pan, forming an empty well in the center. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, then the scallions, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes, and stir until aromatic, 30 to 45 seconds. Add the soy mixture, and stir until the sauce has thickened and the broccoli is coated, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat, add the sesame oil and stir to coat. Serve with rice.

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