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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stir Fried Broccoli with Hoisin Sauce Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Easy


Once upon a time all my kids liked broccoli, calling them little trees. But as they got older, they got pickier, and now, on a good day, I'm lucky if I get one kid eating broccoli if I make it.

But I got a bunch of broccoli free the other day, because it was a little bit older, and I knew I wanted to do something with it. As I had hoisin sauce at home that I made, and knew that hoisin sauce is a good base for stir fry, what I'd do with my broccoli was a little obvious to me.

I made this broccoli stir fry, expecting to eat it myself, and bring it to a family who was hosting me for dinner, but my kids saw me making it, and devoured so much of it, even kids who generally turn up their nose to broccoli. We definitely have a winner here.

This recipe is gluten free and vegan, easy, and allergy friendly too, as long as you make it with my homemade hoisin sauce. You can definitely also make this with frozen broccoli, it just won't end up with the same al dente texture.


Stir Fried Broccoli with Hoisin Sauce Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Easy

Ingredients
1/4-1/2 oil, or as needed
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root or dried
2 heads broccoli, or equivalent amount of frozen
2/3 cup hoisin sauce
2/3 cup water
3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce, or to taste
Salt to taste

Instructions:
1. Chop your onion, mince your garlic, and grate your ginger.

2. Heat the oil, and add your onion, garlic, and ginger, cooking it on high until it starts to get lightly golden.

3. Clean your broccoli heads, washing the florets well and cutting them into decently sized pieces. Peel the stem and chop up separately from the florets.

4. Add the stems to the pan and cook for a few minutes on high.

5. Add the florets and cook until starting to soften a bit. Depending on how soft you like your broccoli, cook it either longer or shorter.

6. Mix your hoisin sauce with water, then add to the broccoli, cooking for a few minutes for the sauce to get absorbed into the broccoli.

7. Taste, and if desired, add a bit of soy sauce and/or salt.

8. Serve over rice or plain.

Enjoy!

What is your favorite way to prepare broccoli? Are your kids a fan? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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