Simple Broccoli Stir Fry

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Today is one of those days that I want some comfort food.  Not your typical mac n’ cheese or burger comfort food; I want tofu and veggies!  I know you think I must be a complete freak because who in the world craves tofu and veggies right?  It’s me, freak over here (and maybe you too! 😉

There is just something about a simple meal with big Asian flavors that warms my soul. Today is one of those days.  I made some Spicy Baked Tofu and raided my fridge for vegetables to stir fry.  I found a head of broccoli and some shitake mushrooms.  Next, I hit the pantry where I grabbed a can of water chestnuts, a yellow onion, a little garlic and a little ginger.  Together with just a touch of soy and some sesame seeds, this made one delicious veggie dish.

Soul warming comfort foods for veggie loving freaks. Like me, and you. 😉

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Simple Broccoli Stir Fry
3 Points Plus per serving -- Recipes Makes 4 Servings -- Individual Serving is ¼ finished dish
Serves: 4
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or coconut oil
  • 6 ounces Shitake mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, sliced into ½" pieces
  • 1 large head broccoli (approx 1.25 pounds)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic (depending on size), smashed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds + more for serving
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved, cut into 8th's and fanned
  • 1 8-ounce can whole water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  1. I used the stalks and florets of the broccoli. Cut the florets into even sized pieces and thinly slice the stems, peeling any really rough outside parts.
  2. Clean mushrooms, remove stems and slice caps into ½" pieces.
  3. Peel onion and slice in half. Cut into eighths and fan yielding individual onion pieces.
  4. Smash garlic and chop.
  5. Rinse water chestnuts, drain and mince.
  6. Grab canola oil, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds and soy sauce.
  1. Heat large frying pan over medium high heat. Add canola oil. Once hot, toss in mushrooms, broccoli and ¼ cup water. Stir to combine and cover. Cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove cover, lower light to medium and make a little space in the center of pan and add sesame oil, crushed red pepper flakes and sesame seeds. Stir around for 30 seconds.
  3. Add water chestnuts, onion and soy sauce. Stir to combine, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions are just soft.
  4. Serve immediately and Enjoy!


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  1. says

    So fresh and healthy and as usual, your dishes are flavorful. Cannot wait to harvest my garden fresh broccoli. Of course I need to get the plants in the ground first but need to wait, snow if predicted for today.
    Norma Chang’s lastest post is: Chickpeas Sprouts, Asparagus, Garlic Green & Penne Stir-fry.

  2. Cassandra Bishop says

    Broccoli is a great comfort food. It’s my go-to veggie and probably one of my favorite foods in general. I LOVE the step-by-step pictures, thanks!

    • EverydayMaven says

      Katherine my go-to comfort food is always Asian. A big bowl of noodles, soup, tofu and veggies. I can’t get enough!

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