Asian Inspired Broccoli

Again, my love for Chinese is almost un-healthy. Every time my friends say “let’s go out to eat, where should we go”, my first response is CHINESE FOOD! I never win, lame. So, what I came up with is that I can incorporate Asian inspired side dishes to dinners so the whole dinner isn’t Asian inspired. Genius, I know.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 broccoli crowns, cut into florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, garlic and ginger and cook 2 minutes. Add a splash of water and cover the skillet, allowing broccoli to steam.

Mix the soy sauce, chicken stock, brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl until the corn starch dissolves. After the broccoli has steamed to your desired doneness, add the liquid to the pan, stirring to coat the broccoli in the sauce. Allow the sauce to thicken, about 2 minutes.


Love & Sparkle,


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