Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

From All American Vegetarian cookbook. Serve over steamed rice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut broccoli up into florets. Slice stems.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to boiling. Blanch the broccoli for about 2 minutes but no longer than 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside to drain.
  3. Heat the corn oil in a wok on medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sautè for about 1 minute. Be careful not to burn! (Reduce heat if necessary.).
  4. Add the drained broccoli, black pepper and water chestnuts to the wok. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.
  5. In a small glass bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Add to the broccoli.
  6. Add the gin, cover wok and cook 1 minute.
  7. Transfer to a platter and serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

We liked this alot even with the sweetness, and my husband fell in love with it, and took the rest to work for lunch! And trust me, this is a meat and potatoes guy! I was also, as magpie said, worried a bit about the brown sugar and the gin, but what the heck, throw it in and see what happens, and it was wonderful! A little sweet and broccoli on the tender-crisp side. SO GOOD!

5 5

Yum, this is soo good! I followed the recipe exactly as written except that I didn't have any water chestnuts, that tin mysteriously disappeared somehow. Yes, the amount of sugar scared me, so did the gin....but don't cave, go for it because it really works together!! I served this over rice, and there was enough sauce to soak in to everything. I often sub Braggs for soy, but in this case I think a traditional soy or tamari works best. My diners thought it was delicious. Next time I make this I'll toss in some protein, probably would be a fabulous weeknight dinner. Thanks Cookgirl. ZWT6!

5 5

We all loved this broccoli recipe. Great flavor and crunch!! Thank you so much. Made for Culinary Quest.