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.
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.
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 broth, 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.
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