Soy-steamed broccoli

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Slow Cook Modern

Slow Cook Modern

By Liana Krissoff

Published 2017

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  • 1 pound (455 g) broccoli
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 coins fresh peeled ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Good pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese light soy sauce, or more to taste
  • Pinch of sugar


Morning or Evening

Cut off the broccoli stalks and save them for another use (fried rice is a good one, or cut them into sticks for dipping into hummus or other dips). Cut into small florets, chopping the stems into roughly ½-inch (12-mm) pieces. Put the garlic and ginger in a large skillet or sauté pan and add the oil.


Place the skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until the garlic and ginger are golden, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli and crushed red pepper, ½ cup (120 ml) water, and the soy sauce, and sprinkle with the sugar. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is just tender, about 5 minutes. Add more soy sauce, if needed, then serve.