Stir Fry Broccoli and Mushrooms2014-05-11
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- Servings : 4 to 6
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 6m
- Ready In : 11m
This information is per serving.
Total Fat7.3 g
Saturated Fat0.9 g
Total Carbohydrates10.1 g
Dietary Fiber3.6 g
This stir fry broccoli recipe with Chinese spices and mushrooms is a great recipe to try when you want a change from plain old broccoli, while still keeping it healthy.
I love broccoli but I have to admit, I usually just steam it and eat it. Delicious and really healthy, but it’s a bit boring after a while.
This easy broccoli is a nice change. The Chinese 5 spice seasoning really adds a different taste to broccoli and the mushrooms are a tasty and healthy addition.
Chinese Style Stir Fry Broccoli and Mushrooms
- 1 pound broccoli
- 1/4 pound mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 onion
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice or ground anise
- 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- pepper to taste
Wash the broccoli and drain. Cut the stems into 1/4 inch slices and separate the tops into flowerets. Clean and slice the mushrooms.
Heat the oil in a skillet or wok. Add the broccoli and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes, stirring now and then. Cut the onion in thin slices and toss with the broccoli. Sprinkle with soy sauce, spice and broth. Cover tightly and simmer 3-4 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, but still bright green. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and boil rapidly to evaporate most of the liquid.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Some people (like the person who gave me this recipe) suggest you wash mushrooms. Others tell you to never get mushrooms near water. What to do? I think if you give mushrooms a quick rinse and dry them fully right away, it’s probably not going to harm them. But most chefs recommend not wetting them. What I do is take a paper towel and gently brush any bits of dirt off them.
I would serve this mushroom and broccoli stir fry either with a Chinese main course or even with something very un-Asian, like grilled chicken or fish.
This is such a healthy recipe that you really will want to give it a try if you like broccoli. We all know the health giving properties of broccoli. It is a cancer fighter and a helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Mushrooms and onions are also foods we should include on the menu often for their health benefits.
I think you will really like it.
This healthy vegetable recipe is perfect for many special diets – if you need gluten free recipes, diabetic recipes or low carb recipes, try this fantastic stir fry. Just make sure your soy sauce is gluten free if you need that.