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Sprouting Broccoli With Toasted Sesame Seeds

This takes literally a couple of minutes to cook and tastes delicious. Stir frying is a great way of preparing fresh, young sprouting broccoli and the flavour goes really well with the sesame seeds and tamari.


Serves 4

  • Enough sprouting broccoli for 4 people
  • 1 rounded tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce


  1. Heat the wok until it is hot. Then add the sesame seeds and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring often, until a few of them start to "jump" out of the pan. (Don't let them burn). Put them on one side.

  2. Trim any dry ends from the broccoli and either use whole or chop into smaller pieces - whichever you prefer. Wash and dry well.

  3. Heat the oil in the wok and add the broccoli when the oil is hot.

  4. Toss in the wok, so the broccoli is coated with the oil. Cover the wok and cook for about 2 minutes, until the broccoli is starting to soften.

  5. Add the tamari and the sesame seeds to the pan and stir well so all the broccoli is coated.

  6. Serve immediately. Try serving with brown rice or noodles. It also goes well with peanut sauce.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 10 minutes

Notes & Variations on Sprouting Broccoli With Toasted Sesame Seeds

You can also use full-sized broccoli (calabrese) and just break it into florets.


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