Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stir Fry Broccoli

Broccoli was never my favorite vegetable. But, as I mentioned that my husband wants the healthy food in his lunch box, I try to use all healthy vegetables and fruits in daily menu. So, I tried few Broccoli recipes found in books, magazines and through internet. I developed my own very simple recipe, but very healthy and delicious.

Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate and dietary fiber. It has the highest anticancer properties. The antioxidant properties of broccoli helps in cancer prevention and also for detoxification our body. Eating broccolis stimulates the activity of the liver purifying the blood from toxins that can affect the body's overall health. It is also rich in magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. Broccoli also has the ability to decrease thyroid hormone, helps in treatment for hypothyroidism. It is also helpful in repairing skin damage and also aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Stir Fry Broccoli


1 pound Broccoli crowns
1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp Oil

  1. Cut the broccoli crowns in small 1-inch pieces. Wash and dry them.
  2. Put oil in the pan and heat it. Add sesame seeds to the pan. Fry it for 10 sec.
  3. Add broccoli to the pan. Pour some drops of water on broccoli. Put salt into it.
  4. Fry it on medium heat and keep stirring. Add some more drops of water if needed. Cook it for 8 minutes or until it is crispy.
  5. Serve hot.