A easy, delicious dinner that's better than takeout! Broccoli, Bok Choy and Snow Peas quickly stir fried and sautéed in savory and perfectly flavored Garlic Sauce. Optional: stir fry some chicken for the meat lovers in your family.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dinner, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Serves: 4 servings
Garlic Sauce (recipe adapted from The Spruce) (makes 1 cup)
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
3-4 tablespoons sugar (update: lately I've been using 3 tablespoons, so start with 3 and add more as desired)
One bunch green onions, chopped whites and some greens for garnish.
Sesame oil, 2-3 tablespoons
1 head Broccoli, cut into bite size or slightly larger pieces
1-2 cups snow peas, trimmed
5-6 baby bok choy, cut lengthwise into pieces
White or Brown rice, cooked
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
Sesame oil, 2-3 tbsp
1 lb chicken breast, cut into 2 inch pieces
Combine rice vinegar, sugar, tamari, mirin, and ½ teaspoon sesame oil in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, stirring to combine. (this is the sauce base)
In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in water.
Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the garlic and cook,stirring until fragrant (around 30 seconds).
Re-stir the sauce, add it to the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring. (This will take about a minute).
Re-stir the cornstarch- water mixture and add it to the sauce a little at a time (stirring as to combine) until it is a desired thickness-- it will thicken quickly as it heats up.
Transfer to a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside until ready to use.
NOTE: Garlic sauce will thicken, especially if you make ahead. It will thin out as you heat it up. Can always add a touch of warm water and stir it if in want a thinner sauce.
Veggie Stir Fry
In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning. Add onions and saute a minute or two until just tender.
Add broccoli, cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Then snow peas and cooke an additional 2-3 minutes. Then add in bok choy and saute until wilted and tender. Cook longer for softer vegetables.
Add the garlic sauce to the sauteed vegetables and stir to combine. Heat 2-3 minutes until warm.
Serve over rice. Garnish with green parts of green onion.
NOTE: To keep the veggies separate in this photo, I sautéed them each separately. First the broccoli, then set aside; then the snow peas, then set aside; then the bok choy. Then added the additional sauce on top of the veggie after plating them.
Chicken Stir Fry (Optional)
In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil and heat until shimmering but not burning.
Add chicken and saute 4-6 minutes until cooked through.
Add garlic sauce, stir to combine and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until warm.
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