Stir Fry Broccoli

The easiest Stir Fry Broccoli you will make in less than five minutes.

Stir Fry Broccoli. A quick side meal for toddlers, kids and grown-ups.

 

Hi Everyone. Raise your hand if Broccoli is the most unwanted vegetable at your household. Well, today I am here to change that scenario. My recipe for Stir Fry Broccoli is just what you need to change everyone’s mind about this fantastic vegetable.

A few days back we went grocery shopping, and my daughter picked up a bunch of broccoli. I was thrilled at her choice.

But then she said, I don’t want it anymore. I asked why? Her answer was something that made me think.

She said I don’t like the smell of it. So there- was the reason why many of our kids despise broccoli. It is the aroma that makes them dislike broccoli.

Ingredients For Stir Fry Broccoli- Easy Baby Meals

How to get rid of the cooked Broccoli Aroma?

I told her, I will make something that will get rid of the smell that she didn’t like. Now my quest was to get rid of the cooked broccoli aroma.

The result was this recipe for Stir Fry Broccoli. The main trick here is to keep the cooking time to a minimum and mask the remaining aroma with garlic.

How did I make Stir Fry Broccoli?

I stared with washing, cleaning, and chopping the broccoli florets. Making sure I am not cutting them too much.

Then in a bowl, I made a Magic Sauce. This magic sauce helps to mask the broccoli aroma.

I mixed soya sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, ginger powder, and some salt and black pepper to taste.

Then in a pan, I started with some sesame oil. Here I have used sesame oil since I have no allergy issues in my family. But if there are allergies, then you can use vegetable oil or olive oil as well.

I added broccoli to heated oil and sauteed it for a minute. Then followed this with the magic sauce mixture.

Once properly mixed, I was done. It took me less than five minutes to make this Stir Fry Broccoli.

The trick here is to cook this on a high flame. When we cook it on high heat, the broccoli gets cooked and maintains the crunch.

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Variations for making Stir Fry Broccoli:

You can add colorful vegetables like carrots, sweet peppers, corn, etc. Meat works well with this stir fry, but make sure it is already cooked.

For the grown-up version, you can add Sriracha sauce or chili flakes.

You can enjoy the Stir Fry Broccoli with white rice, brown rice or noodles.

Now let’s go through the recipe.

Stir Fry Broccoli. A quick side meal for toddlers, kids and grown-ups.
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Stir Fry Broccoli

The easiest Stir Fry Broccoli you will make in less than 5 minutes.

 

Course Dinner, Lunch, Lunch Box, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Stir Fry Broccoli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Author Deepika Haldankar

You Need:

  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets (washed and chopped)
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil or 1/2 tbs Sesame Oil
  • 1 Scallion (chopped)
  • Salt And Black Pepper (as needed)

Magic Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder

How To Make It:

  1. Start by washing and chopping the broccoli florets and scallion.

  2. In a bowl whisk soya sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and black pepper. Keep it aside.

  3. In a skillet or wok add sesame or vegetable or olive oil till it smokes. Add broccoli florets.

  4. Saute the broccoli for a minute.

  5. After a minute, push the broccoli to the edge of the pan or wok. Add the magic sauce and scallions

  6. Mix the broccoli and sauce together well.

  7. Switch off the flame and serve.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you make this recipe on a high flame.

You can serve the Stir Fry Broccoli with white rice, brown rice or noodles.

If adding meat, make sure it is already cooked.

For the grown-up version, add chili flakes or sriracha for more heat.

 

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My Little Notes:

Broccoli can be introduced to babies at the age of 8 months and onwards.

There are two types of broccoli available in the market. The purple- sprouting variety which has fine leafy stems and delicate head. While the other ones are the tightly budded stalk, green in color and thick stalk.

Raw broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, but it’s level declines as it gets cooked. So keep cooking broccoli to its minimum.

Broccoli is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B, and folate. Minerals like manganese, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium are also a part of this vegetable. It has various anti-viral and antibacterial properties.

While choosing broccoli, pick ones that have bright compact florets. Yellow forest, a limp stalk, and pungent smell is a sign of overripe and bad quality.

Now isn’t that a delicious side for your family’s next meal? Try this recipe soon and let me know.

Till we talk again, take care and enjoy the journey of cooking for your little ones.

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5 comments

    • Deepika says:

      Hi Carol, I would suggest skipping any kind of sugar at this stage. You can make the recipe minus the maple syrup or sugar. You can try adding little ketchup.

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