After coming home with a craving for Asian food, I started scrounging around my kitchen. There was a stalk of broccoli in my fridge, rice in the pantry, but no beef. What was I supposed to do? Like any other creative girl, I picked the next “B” ingredient that came to mind: beans! Since I didn’t have to wait for any meat to brown, this vegetarian twist on beef and broccoli came together even faster than my rice cooked. Even if you don’t have beef with beef, give it a try – it’s a simple dish for an easy weeknight meal.
Bean and Broccoli Stir Fry
Increase the amount of pepper as your taste buds can handle! Serve with rice.
¾ – 1 c. broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
½ c. canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
1½ tsp soy sauce
- Heat 2-3 tsp olive oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add broccoli and sauté until color begins to darken. Add garbanzo beans and pepper flakes, stirring frequently.
- Add soy sauce and cook another 1-2 minutes until heated. Serve hot with rice.