One of the best things I love about winters is Broccoli.. They are so green and so comforting… If I had a list of favourite veges, this would be so top on the list. Yup, I know I sound insane but I just cannot seem to get enough of this vegetable..
Last week when I was out during my weekly grocery do, I saw these beautiful, almost about to flower broccoli that I could hardly resist.. next to that were these fresly plucked mushrooms that I had to just had to buy…
The thing about broccoli is that you should not leave it for too long, they become tasteless and very yellow… That very evening I got cooking them. A very simple side dish and very comforting.. The best thing is that it just gets done in no time.. trust me… All you need to do is set aside about 15 to 20 mins to chop and about 10 mins to cook and then you are so good to go.. So here is what I did..
Simple 6 ingredient recipe..
Green and white; they look so pretty together
Cooking time:15 mins
Rest; getting the stuff ready.
You would need
I medium Broccoli
Hand full of button mushrooms
8-10 cloves of Garlic
Handful of dried red chillies
1 table soon of soya sauce and 1 table spoon of vegetable stir fry sauce..
50 gms butter.
You start by chopping the broccoli into individual medium sized florets. wash them and set them aside. Then chop the mushrooms to halves and get rid of the stalk. chop the garlic cloves into tiny mince. Heat some oil and butter in a wok. Add the garlic and gently fry for 5mins on medium head. Add the broccoli and with it a tea spoon full of sugar, this just helps to keep the colour of the broccoli. Add a little bit of water very little actually, that lets it steam.. As soon as they are almost cooked, add the mushrooms and let them cook with the broccoli for about 5-7 mins. That should be just about enough..Then add the had fun of dried red chilly flakes and finally, take a table spoon of soya and a table spoon of vegetable stir fry sauce ( available in any Chinese grocery shop), mix the two and then pour it over the broccoli and mushroom. Let the sauce simmer for about 2-3 mins. That is it.. you are done.. Simply dig into it with some steamed rice or just by it self… Comfort food at its best…