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119. Simple and healthy recipe: Chinese stir fried red onion with broccoli (V)


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This is a recipe from my dad — he has been very supportive, since I started writing this blog. This is a beautiful and healthy dish, simply stir fried red onion with broccoli.

My dad has always been very conscious with ‘healthy food’, ha… probably you already heard me talking about this a few times. He got much more serious and strict about his health when he reached his late 50s and early 60s.

Red onion was only introduced to China in recent years, but its benefits for health became popular almost immediately. For example, my dad always says that it helps keeping cholesterol levels low, relaxing the vascular and coronary artery, and helping the excretion of salt accumulated in the body. When combined with broccoli — you can imagine how healthy it can be. But just like any other ‘healthy recipes’, it needs to be taken regularly in order to get the intended result.

I am not a very big fan of either of them, but the good thing is that this recipe makes the taste very light, and both vegetables are still crunchy and juicy. At the same time, you won’t fill the ‘rawness’ typical from broccoli, nor the ‘spiciness’ from the red onion. — Oh, and you don’t have to worry about your breath smell, even if you had red onion.

The cooking is super super simple, it really takes no time.

Here you go.

Ingredients:


Broccoli, red onion, garlic, salt, oil, corn flour, cooking wine, MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (Optional)

Preparation:

1) Cut the broccoli into smaller size florets, and wash it.

2) Briefly boil the broccoli in the water with a bit salt for getting rid of the its rawness only.

3) Chop the red onion and around 4 garlic gloves slices.

4) Mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with 1/4 cup of water.

Cooking:

1) Sit the wok on medium to strong fire. When the wok is 60% heated up, add in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

2) When the oil is getting heated up, add in chopped garlic.

When the garlic’s smell rising up from the wok, add in prepared broccoli and red onion. Stir fry.

3) Then add in around 2 teaspoons of cooking wine, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (Optional).

4) Keep on stir fry for further 3 minutes, or before the red onion gets soft, add in corn flour mix. Allow it mix well with everything in the wok. —

—- Done!!!

Super simple, no? And very light & healthy. :)

It is a good combination with boiled rice, or noodle dishes.

Chinese stir fried red onion with broccoli
Recipe type: Vegetarian main
 

Ingredients
  • Broccoli
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Corn flour
  • Cooking wine
  • MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (Optional)

Instructions
  1. Chop the broccoli into smaller size florets, and wash it.
  2. Briefly boil the broccoli in the water with a bit salt.
  3. Chop red onion and three or four garlic gloves.
  4. Mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with ¼ cup of water.
  5. Sit the wok on medium to strong fire. When the wok starts heating up, add two or three tablespoons of oil.
  6. When the oil is heating up, add in chopped garlic.
  7. Add in prepared broccoli and red onion, and stir fry.
  8. Add 2 teaspoons of cooking wine, and ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (Optional).
  9. Stir fry for further 3 minutes. Everything should be well mixed in the wok.

 

 

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