Looking for a delicious and simple veggie dish? This Simple Broccoli Stir Fry is perfect… and fast for those of you that are way too hungry to wait more than 10 minutes for your food!
Growing up in an Asian household, I LOVED broccoli. My mom always stir fried them and the broccoli comes out crunchy and delicious. I never understood why my other classmates hated it so much… until I tried some of my elementary school cafeteria’s mushy slob of broccoli.
I’m not sure if that is still the way they make it – but now I understand… there are definitely different ways to cook broccoli and it definitely affects how much you like to eat them.
This recipe will show you how to cook it stove top and have it be not a mushy slob. Woot!
By the way – you can totally cook this without the sesame oil. I actually cook it without more often than not – still turns out awesome!
- 1 lb of broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil/fat of choice (Ex: Coconut Oil)
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil (optional)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper
If you bought a whole head of broccoli, chop it in to florets:
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat until garlic begins to brown (takes about 30 seconds or so), and then add broccoli florets.
Cook covered on low heat for about 3 minutes.
Add sesame oil, and stir at medium heat for 3 more minutes or until broccoli is cooked thoroughly.
Looking for more yummy veggie sides? Check out my Veggie + Side Dish Recipe Index!