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Broccoli Stir-Fry

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner or lunch, this recipe is for you!

This delicious Broccoli Stir-fry was inspired by the Food Network! It sounded so good and easy that we had to try it in the Women of Today Test Kitchen. This recipe features tender broccoli in a flavorful sauce and makes the perfect side for your favorite protein, or pair it with rice to make an entrée.

We kicked up the heat by adding some red pepper flakes, which are optional or can be served on the side for those wanting to try it.

Broccoli Stir-Fry


  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp vegetable, avocado or peanut oil, divided
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, trimmed and cut into 1 ½ pieces
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped (about 2 teaspoons)
  • Pinch to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • cup cashews or peanuts, lightly crushed


  • Trim the florets off the broccoli, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Peel the broccoli stalks with a vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer skin, and slice 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal. Set aside.
  • Mix 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, cornstarch, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large wok over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and swirl to coat the wok. 
  • Once the oil begins to smoke, add the broccoli florets and stems. Cook, stirring constantly, until browned around the edges, about 2 minutes. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water to steam the broccoli, and cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 2 minutes. 
  • Push the broccoli to one side of the wok, forming an empty side.  
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes, and stir until aromatic, 30 to 45 seconds. 
  • Add the soy honey mixture and stir until the sauce has slightly thickened and the broccoli is coated about 30 seconds. 
  • Remove from the heat, add the sesame oil, and stir to coat and top with crushed cashews or peanuts.
  • Serve as a side or pair with rice.
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita

by Camila Alves McConaughey