The 5 Best Chinese Broccoli Recipes
If you’ve never cooked with Chinese broccoli before, it’s time to start! This vegetable has a mildly sweet taste that blends well with garlic, soy sauce, and ginger in these five simple Chinese broccoli recipes. Try the recipes below to add more of this healthy veggie to your diet!
Set the oven to 375 degrees. Cut Chinese broccoli into thin slices and lay it out on a baking sheet. Mix olive oil and soy sauce together and pour it over the pizza. Place the pastry in a preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before serving.
There are several varieties of Chinese broccoli, including thick-stemmed Gong Bai which have big flowers and soft stems. More commonly seen is the kai lan, which grows long stalks with smaller leaves than the Gong Bai variety. (Read Dove Dark Chocolate).
It’s usually blanched before eaten and has a slightly grassy flavor with nutty undertones, but cooking methods varied depending on where you live: southern China favors frying while northern China sautés kai lan instead as part of their local cuisine.
Rinse your bowl thoroughly with water and put 250g (8 oz.) Chinese broccoli in your cooking bowl after draining away any excess water. Pour boiling water over top and cover the dish with a lid. Allow to cook for two minutes, then drain off all the liquid from the vegetables in a colander so they can cool quickly.
In order to prepare them for eating just slice them lengthways by about 1cm (1/2 inch). Now take some salt or oyster sauce and sprinkle it evenly onto both sides of each piece of vegetable then serve immediately! One thing to keep in mind when preparing this recipe is that overcooking the vegetables will cause them to become mushy and make them lose much of their nutritional value.
So use care when cooking these delicate beauties! In a large pot bring salted water to boil, add broccoli pieces and simmer covered for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain well and transfer back into the pot.
This recipe is for stir-fried Chinese broccoli with garlic sauce. It’s a quick and easy dish that’s perfect for a weeknight meal. Turn the heat on your skillet or wok to high. Add oil and then the broccoli. Stir-fry for two to three minutes, until the broccoli is crisp-tender. Add the garlic sauce and continue to cook for another minute. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Ingredients 2 cups of finely chopped Chinese broccoli 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 1 teaspoon of chili flakes 2 cloves of minced garlic 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil Like Recipe 2, this recipe uses just a few simple ingredients.
For example, you’ll need: Ingredients 1⁄2 pound Chinese broccoli 1⁄4 cup chicken broth 4 cloves finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2 cup water Cooked brown rice.
This Thai-inspired vegetarian take combines different textures and flavors to produce an exotic yet familiar flavor profile. To start, make a peanut sauce by combining all of the following in a bowl and whisking together: 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts (crushed), 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce), 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes.
In a large pot over medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and sauté onions for about five minutes before adding the cabbage and stirring often. After 10 more minutes add in potatoes, carrots, and green beans; cook until they are tender but still firm.
Next, turn off the heat and pour in the peanut sauce. Let it sit while you prepare noodles according to package instructions. Top with scallions and eat!
This recipe is so easy and so good! I make it all the time. This dish has a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of savory, and a little bit of spice. It is also healthy. The sauce is made from only five ingredients: soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes.
That’s right no cooking required! If you have leftovers or need to prepare food ahead of time for packing lunches or potlucks, this one takes less than five minutes to throw together. You can use an electric wok if you want like me, but any skillet will do in a pinch.
Throw the broccoli florets into your pan with a little salt, cover them with water, bring them to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until they are crisp-tender. Drain off most of the water keeping just enough on hand to cover the broccoli and add your sauce mixture.
Cook over low heat until hot and everything is mixed well. Serve warm or at room temperature as part of your meal or as a side dish for your guests.
Conclusion: The 5 Best Chinese Broccoli Recipes.
- Sautéed with garlic and oyster sauce: This classic recipe is simple and delicious. The key is to get the garlic nice and crispy.
- Stir-fried with ginger and soy sauce: This dish is full of flavor and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Be sure to use fresh ginger for the best flavor.
- Sautéed with mushrooms and garlic: Use this as a side dish or make it your main course by adding some shrimp or chicken breast
- Grilled in coconut oil and served on top of cauliflower rice: Brush the broccoli lightly with coconut oil, grill on both sides until slightly charred, and then serve on top of cauliflower rice.
- Steamed broccoli tossed in sesame sauce: Sesame oil has a subtle nutty flavor that pairs well with broccoli, making this another easy but tasty option.