How to Make a Delicious Stir-Fried Broccoli: Simple Home Cooking Guide

Q: Can I use different vegetables in this stir-fried broccoli recipe?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to add or substitute vegetables based on your preference or availability.

Q: Is there a substitute for chicken essence in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use vegetable stock powder or simply omit it for a more natural flavor.

Q: What’s the purpose of blanching the broccoli and carrots?
A: Blanching helps to soften the vegetables slightly and retain their vibrant colors, making them more appealing and easier to stir-fry.

Simple Stir-Fried Broccoli


  • 1 Broccoli (serving for one)
  • Suitable amount of salt
  • Suitable amount of cooking oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • Suitable amount of chicken essence (optional)
  • Suitable amount of starch
  • 2 small chili peppers
  • 1/4 carrot
  1. Break the broccoli into small florets and cut the carrot into appropriate-sized pieces.
  2. Peel and finely chop the garlic; slice the chili peppers.
  3. Blanch the broccoli and carrot in boiling water.
  4. Mix chicken essence (if using), starch, and a suitable amount of water.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the garlic and chili pepper slices until fragrant.
  6. Stir-fry briefly and then add the mixture of chicken essence and starch to thicken the sauce. Serve immediately once the sauce thickens.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals from broccoli and carrots
  • Low in calories, making it a healthy side dish
  • Can be adjusted for lower sodium by reducing salt and chicken essence
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