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Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Quick and easy broccoli stir fry cooked in a delicious brown sugar garlic stir fry sauce. Ready from start to finish in just 20 minutes!

broccoli stir fry over rice in a white bowl

Broccoli is one of our favorite vegetables to eat!

This quick and tasty broccoli stir fry recipe is ready in just 15 minutes.

The broccoli cooks in a simple and delicious homemade stir fry sauce made with fresh ginger, garlic, and brown sugar for the tastiest flavor. 

We love this recipe!

broccoli over rice in a white bowl

Broccoli with garlic sauce is a favorite recipe, and this one is another delicious way to enjoy stir fried broccoli.  

If you love broccoli recipes, this one is sure to be a new family favorite!

broccoli, garlic, and ginger in a skillet from an overhead view

how to make broccoli stir fry

The key to the delicious flavor in this broccoli stir fry is in the simple garlic ginger stir fry sauce. 

It is inspired by my all time favorite 3 ingredients stir fry sauce recipe

I gave it a twist by adding the fresh ginger and garlic right into the sauce, and adding brown sugar for that slightly sweet flavor. 

6 small bowls with sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, cornstarch, and brown sugar

To make the sauce, simply add the soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar to a mason jar.

Screw the lid on and shake until combined. 

If you do not have a jar to shake the sauce in, just whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. 

brown sugar stir fry sauce mixed together in a mason jar from an overhead view

Cornstarch is the thickener in this sauce, and also happens to be gluten free. 

To make this recipe gluten free, simply use gluten free soy sauce or tamari!

sauce for stir fried broccoli in a mason jar

Ginger and garlic are key for the perfect flavor when making any stir fry, so don’t skip this step!

I say this every time about stir frying, but it really is important. 

Fresh minced garlic and ginger are what will take your recipe to the next level!

If you have never bought fresh ginger in the store, just look for it in the produce section of your grocery store.

It comes in long knobs which look like roots.

To prepare your fresh ginger, just cut off the peeling with a knife, then slice and dice until the ginger is in very small minced pieces.

You do not want any big chunks of ginger in your sauce. 

stir fry sauce from a side view

Once the stir fry sauce is ready to go, chop up your broccoli florets. 

You will need 5 cups worth of fresh broccoli florets. 

broccoli stir fried in a black skillet

First, add the sauce to the bottom of a skillet.

Add the broccoli florets over the sauce, and turn the burner to medium high heat.

There is no need to steam the broccoli first, as it will cook right in the sauce!

broccoli florets cooked in a black wok

Cook the broccoli for around 8 – 10 minutes, stirring often, until the desired texture.

I prefer to leave a little texture to my broccoli so that it is not completely soft, so right around 8 minutes was just perfect.

You just want to make sure that the ginger and garlic have time to cook also. 

up close picture of cooked chinese broccoli with ginger and garlic on top

Do you cook broccoli before stir fry?

There is no need to pre cook your broccoli before adding to the stir fry. 

Just add it right into the skillet and it will cook perfectly in the sauce!

broccoli stir fry with white rice in a white bowl

How do you cut broccoli for stir fry?

The easiest way is to cut the broccoli florets away from the stems using a knife. 

Once you get a chunk off, it is easier to cut more stem off if necessary.

What to serve with broccoli stir fry?

This recipe is delicious as is, but easily customized!

We served ours over rice and added in tofu to make it a full meal. 

Cauliflower rice would also be a delicious base to serve it on!

Try adding your favorite protein and doubling the sauce to make it a main dish instead of a side. 

For a spicier dish, add some red pepper flakes on top!

broccoli floret and minced ginger up close

More stir fry recipes we love

broccoli with ginger up close

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Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Broccoli Stir Fry

broccoli stir fry over rice in a white bowl

Quick and easy broccoli stir fry cooked in a delicious brown sugar garlic stir fry sauce. Fresh ginger adds the perfect oriental flavor. Ready from start to finish in just 20 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cut up fresh broccoli florets

For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut up your broccoli into florets
  2. Mince the fresh garlic and ginger
  3. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar to a mason jar with a lid, and shake to combine
  4. Add the sauce to the bottom of a large skillet
  5. Add broccoli florets on top
  6. Cook over medium high heat, stirring often, for 8 - 10 minutes, until broccoli is cooked to desired texture
  7. Serve alone or over white rice

Notes

Make it a meal! Double the sauce and add your favorite protein, and serve with stir fry noodles or rice!

To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free soy sauce or tamari!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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