Spicy Broccoli & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry with Peanuts


Broccoli florets soak up the flavors from Chinese five-spice powder—a combination of sweet spices including anise, cinnamon, cloves and spicy Szechuan peppercorns. Serve over black rice.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • cup water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 5 cups bite-size broccoli florets

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 5 small dried red chile peppers or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ½ cup unsalted roasted peanuts


  1. Whisk water, vinegar, hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch and five-spice powder in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and bell peppers; cook, stirring often, until tender-crisp, about 6 minutes. Add scallions, chiles (or crushed red pepper), garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low, add the reserved sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
19g Fat
18g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 9g 17%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Vitamin A 3776IU 76%
Vitamin C 178mg 197%
Folate 108mcg 27%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 580mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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