Simple Broccoli Stem & Brown Rice Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  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 TheFullHelping.com for this tasty recipe!