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Gingery broccoli-fry with cashews

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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Try our gingery broccoli-fry for a healthy veggie dinner. It's a bit like fried rice but with antioxidant-rich broccoli instead

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
high infibre13g


  • 320g head of broccoli, stalks and florets separated
  • 40g cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 15g ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 large carrot (160g), cut into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, plus extra sliced, to serve
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 7g chopped coriander, plus extra to serve
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • STEP 1

    Blitz the broccoli stalks in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the florets and pulse again to achieve a rice-like texture.

  • STEP 2

    Lightly toast the cashews in a wok or frying pan, then tip onto a plate and set aside. Heat the oil in a pan over a high heat and add the ginger, onion, pepper, carrot, garlic and chilli. Stir-fry for 2-3 mins until starting to brown, then put a lid on and cook for another 2 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Add the broccoli and 3 tbsp water and stir-fry for 3 mins until all the veg is tender. Pour in the tamari, lime juice and zest and coriander, stir well, then pour in the eggs and stir-fry very briefly to just set. Serve with the cashews, extra coriander and extra sliced chilli scattered over, if you like.

Recipe tip

Chopping cruciferous veg enhances the levels of beneficial compounds called glucosinolates, which have cancer-protective properties.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2022

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