Simple Broccoli Stem & Brown Rice Stir Fry


  • 1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed (or about 3 cups cooked brown rice or another cooked grain you've got at home)
  • 1½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 large or 3 small Smith's Farm broccoli stalks, peeled and sliced crosswise, very thinly
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • Crushed red pepper (to taste)


  1. Cook the brown rice according to package instructions. Fluff and allow to steam while you prepare the broccoli stems.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli stems and a pinch of salt. Saute the stems for 2-3 minutes, or until they're becoming tender and bright green. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for another 3 minutes, or until they're quite tender but still pleasantly crisp.
  3. Add the rice to the pan, along with the vinegar and tamari. Heat the rice through. Add a dash of red pepper flakes. Taste the stir fry and add extra vinegar, tamari, and pepper to taste. Serve.


Thank you to Gena from for this tasty recipe!