(2017) Peanut Broccoli Stir Fry

Recipe Author: Conne Ward Cameron

One more broccoli idea, this one from years and years ago in Southern Living. It looks like a lot of ingredients but chances are good you have most of them in your pantry. You could throw in some of those green onions, or chop up some kale and add that.


1 (16-oz.) package firm tofu 2 cups uncooked brown rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 cup carrot sticks 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts Garnish: lime wedges


Place tofu between 2 flat plates. Weight the top with a heavy can. (Sides of tofu should be bulging slightly but not cracking.) Let stand 45 minutes; discard liquid. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.

Prepare rice according to package directions, adding 1/2 tsp. salt.

Meanwhile, combine vegetable broth and next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Add tofu, and toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove tofu from marinade, reserving marinade.

Heat oils in a nonstick skillet or wok over high heat 1 minute. Add tofu, and stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove tofu. Add broccoli and carrot sticks; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add reserved marinade, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened; stir in cooked tofu. Serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Garnish, if desired.