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Broccoli Stir-Fry in Black Bean Sauce

This is a colorful, quick, and fiber-rich accompaniment to any Asian-style meal. Broccoli is a wonderful source of calcium. Pair it with brown rice and a side of crunchy, fresh vegetables like sugar snap peas or mung bean sprouts.


Makes 4 servings

1 teaspoon minced or grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 tablespoons Chinese black bean sauce
1 bunch broccoli
1 large onion, cut into 6 wedges and layers separated
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons dry sherry or nonalcoholic sweet wine
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water


Mash ginger and garlic together in a small bowl. Add black bean sauce and mix well. Set aside.

Divide broccoli florets into bite-size pieces. Peel and chop the stems into 1/2″ pieces and stir-fry with the florets and onion in a medium skillet over high heat. Add water, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or just until the broccoli is crisp-tender (add a little more water if necessary).

Add the ginger mixture, sherry or wine, and cornstarch mixture and stir until the sauce is thickened. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information | Per 1/4 of Recipe

calories: 81; fat: 0.9 g; saturated fat: 0.2 g; calories from fat: 9.7%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 3.3 g; carbohydrate: 14.2 g; sugar: 3.2 g; fiber: 4 g; sodium: 116 mg; calcium: 54 mg; iron: 0.9 mg; vitamin C: 68.4 mg; beta-carotene: 949 mcg; vitamin E: 2.1 mg

Recipe from Bryanna Clark Grogan, found in Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Neal D. Barnard

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