Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

An easy and nutritious stir fry recipe for busy weeknights
Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy





  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 1 cup White rice, long grain
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • 1 cup Stock, chicken or vegetable
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger , peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground


  • 1 lb Chicken breast, cut into 1.9 cm/ ¾ inch pieces
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin
  • 1 lb Broccoli , cut into florets
  • 1 small Yellow onion , sliced
  • ½ lb Mushrooms, preferably button, sliced


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, about 16 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes. 
  • 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.
  • 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 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • 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.
  • Give your sauce a quick stir and pour over vegetables. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 3 to 4 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. 
  • Using a fork, fluff the rice. Serve stir fry over rice. 


  • 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