Last Updated on January 29, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt
Asian Style Broccoli is the easiest way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Loaded with flavor and taste, they’ll be asking for seconds!
This simple vegetable recipe is fast and simple. It’s kid-friendly and full of flavor. One of my favorite weeknight meals!
Asian Style Broccoli
I love eating broccoli. All I need is a little bit of salt and you can call me happy. At least that’s what I thought. Then I had this Asian broccoli (recipe) and it’s literally all I think about.
This has stopped me from wanting to order out at restaurants and just make this Chinese-style broccoli recipe right at home. It’s that good. It’s that simple.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy to make
- Similar to Asian Tacos With An Amazing Flavor
Ingredients / Shopping List
- 1 head of broccoli florets, about 3-4 cups
- 3 T soy sauce
- 1 T sesame oil
- 1 t rice vinegar
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1 T olive oil
- 3-4 cloves of smashed and chopped garlic
- 2 t sesame seeds
Substitutions and Additions
Sesame Seeds: Great added crunch but you can also use sunflower seeds, too!
Chili Pepper Flakes: If you want to add in a bit of heat, you can add some pepper flakes to do just that!
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
How to Make Asian Style Broccoli
Fast, simple, and worth it. It’s one of the easiest recipes, ever!
Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and brown sugar together in a small bowl.
Grab a larger bowl and add in the broccoli and the soy sauce mix. Stir so it’s well coated.
Put oil in a skillet and heat on medium heat.
Once the oil and the skillet are hot, add in the chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
Next put the broccoli in and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring every once in a while.
Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Use coconut oil: Instead of using olive oil, give coconut oil a try!
- There’s really no set time to cook the broccoli in the skillet so cook it to how you like it.
- As the broccoli cools, the flavors tend to become more prominent.
All you need to do is keep it stored in a container with a lid and keep it in the fridge. That’s it!
Low and slow in the skillet is best but you can also put it in the microwave for a few seconds of time as well.
I like to freeze raw broccoli but once it’s cooked, I think that it’s better to go ahead and just eat it fresh. Save it in the fridge for a few days and enjoy it as leftovers.
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Asian Style Broccoli
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic smashed and chopped
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and brown sugar together in a small bowl.
- Grab a larger bowl and add in the broccoli and the soy sauce mix. Stir so it's well coated.
- Put oil in a skillet and heat on medium heat.
- Once the oil and the skillet are hot, add in the chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
- Next put the broccoli in and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring every once in a while.
- Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Need to run to the store for a few ingredients first? Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can find it when you’re ready to cook!