Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry

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Marinated beef with Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) stir fried with smashed garlic! This Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry 芥藍牛肉 is an easy way to cook this yummy veggie!

What is Gai Lan?

If you’ve never had Gai Lan, it’s also known as Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale! In Chinese, there’s also several dialects or spellings – so it’s also known as Jie-Lan and Kai-Lan too.

Whatever it is called, it’s a very delicious leafy green veggie and pretty common in Chinese food.

Fun fact! Broccolini is actually a hybrid between broccoli and gai lan.

How to cook Gai Lan?

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chinese Broccoli (aka Gai Lan)
  • 3/4 lb beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp rice wine
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 cup of water

Instructions

In a large bowl, add sliced beef, with 1 tsp sesame oil, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, and rice wine. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Cut off the hard piece at the bottom of the stems and trash. Now cut the vegetable in about 2 inch length, but keep the stem parts in one section, and the leafy section in another section.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok or skillet on high heat, and add smashed garlic. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, and then add the beef slices. Stir fry for about a minute or until beef is slightly browned, and then remove from heat, set aside.

Add another tbsp of oil to wok/skillet, and add gai lan stems. Stir fry for about a minute, and then add the leaves. (The reason for this is because the stems take longer to cook.) Now add 1/4 cup of water and cover for a minute. Uncover, and stir fry until veggies are tender.

Return the beef in to woke, and stir to mix well.

Remove from heat and serve!

Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry
Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry


Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry

Beef Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chinese Broccoli (aka Gai Lan)
  • 3/4 lb beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp rice wine
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 cup of water

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, add sliced beef, with 1 tsp sesame oil, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, and rice wine. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
    2. Cut off the hard piece at the bottom of the stems and trash. Now cut the vegetable in about 2 inch length, but keep the stem parts in one section, and the leafy section in another section.
    3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok or skillet on high heat, and add smashed garlic. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, and then add the beef slices. Stir fry for about a minute or until beef is slightly browned, and then remove from heat, set aside.
    4. Add another tbsp of oil to wok/skillet, and add gai lan stems. Stir fry for about a minute, and then add the leaves. (The reason for this is because the stems take longer to cook.) Now add 1/4 cup of water and cover for a minute. Uncover, and stir fry until veggies are tender.
    5. Return the beef in to woke, and stir to mix well.
    6. Remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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