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Stir-Fried Broccoli

Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins

Serves 8


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces (about 12 cups)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 103
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 187 mg

How to Make It

  1. Spread sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted and beginning to release oil, about 1 minute. Remove to a plate to cool.

  2. Warm vegetable oil with sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in bell pepper. Add broccoli and stir well until coated in oil. Cook, stirring, until broccoli is slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Pour in broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper; serve warm.

Also appeared in: All You, February, 2011;