Broccoli gets a Southeast Asian treatment in this quick sauté with fresh ginger, mellow rice vinegar and rich, salty fish sauce. Serve alongside any Asian noodle or fried rice dish.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant but not browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until the broccoli is bright green, 2 minutes. Drizzle water and fish sauce over the broccoli; reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar just before serving.



Note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our recipe testing and nutritional analyses.

Nutrition Facts

75.6 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 8.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 0.2g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 3402.3IU 68% DV; vitamin c 107.1mg 179% DV; folate 80.9mcg 20% DV; calcium 62.8mg 6% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 30.4mg 11% DV; potassium 394mg 11% DV; sodium 329.4mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
i enjoyed this recipe went very well with the fish dinner. I did make a few changes for next time I substituted the canola oil for coconut oil and used 1 teaspoon of fish sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this recipe. If I were to change something it would be the amount of fish sauce recommended. Two teaspoonsful of fish sauce is enough for me. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
great versatile recipe I didn't have quite enough broccoli so I made up the difference with a little cauliflower and some sliced celery. I cooked the celery and cauliflower for a bit before adding the broccoli. I was also missing garlic (whoops!) but this still tasted great. I stirred it into some peanut noodles as a side dish for dinner and enjoyed it for lunch today! Read More