Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

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An easy and nutritious stir fry recipe for busy weeknights

YIELD

4 Servings

TOTAL TIME

35 Minutes

DIFFICULTY

Easy

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INGREDIENTS

NAME

WEIGHT

VOLUME

Water

340 g

340 mL / 1½ cups 

White rice, long grain

200 g / 7 oz 

1 cup 

Salt

1 g 

½ tsp

Stock, chicken or vegetable 

225 g / 8 oz

225 mL / ⅔ cup

Soy sauce

45 g

45 mL / 3 tbsp

Brown sugar, tightly packed

20 g

2 tbsp

Cornstarch

7 g

1 tbsp

Sesame oil

15 g

15 mL / 1 tbsp 

Ginger, peeled and grated

3 g

1 tsp

Garlic, minced

5 g

2

Black pepper, freshly ground

To taste

-

Chicken, breast, cut into 1.9 cm / ¾” thick pieces 450 g / 1 lb 2 breasts
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste -
Olive oil, extra virgin 15 g 15 mL / 1 tbsp

Olive oil, extra virgin

15 g

15 mL / 1 tbsp

Broccoli, cut into florets

1 lb

5 cups

Onion, white, sliced

140 g / 5 oz

1 small onion

Mushrooms, preferably button, sliced

225 g / ½ lb

2½ cups

METHOD

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, about 16-18 minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes. 
  4. In a bowl, combine stock, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and black pepper. Whisk to dissolve sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  5. Season chicken with black pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken in a single layer and sear until golden, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  6. In the same skillet, add olive oil, broccoli, onion and mushrooms. Stir fry until mushrooms are softened and broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium/low.
  7. Give your sauce a quick stir and pour over vegetables. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes. 
  8. Return chicken to skillet and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. 
  9. Using a fork, fluff the rice. Serve stir fry over rice. 

NOTES

  • If you want to thin the sauce, add water a tablespoon at a time 
  • You can substitute honey for brown sugar 
  • You can substitute chicken breast for chicken thigh 
  • Sesame seeds are an optional garnish