Sweet Miso Broccoli Stir-Fry

A quick and easy side dish to add some yum to your fibre and protein – and it’s great for bentos too!

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Broccoli is sooooo good for you – and not just because Mom said so! It is full of vitamins (notably C and K), antioxidants, fibre, and even has anti-inflammatory properties. And despite what some of our childhood memories tell us, it’s delicious too!

In this Japanese recipe, broccoli teams up with ground pork and a sweet miso sauce to create a harmony of tastes and textures in your mouth. It goes great with a bowl of rice, the neutral flavour complimenting this dish’s more pronounced one beautifully.

Ground pork . . . 200g
Broccoli . . . 1 head
Grated ginger . . . 1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil . . . 1 teaspoon
Salt . . . a pinch
(A) Sake . . . 1.5 teaspoons
(A) Miso . . . 1.5 tablespoons
(A) Sugar . . . 1 tablespoon
(A) Soy sauce . . . 1 tablespoon
Katakuriko (or potato starch) . . . 1 teaspoon
Water . . . 100 mL
Mix katakuriko with 100 mL of water.
Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces.
Add a pinch of salt to a pot of water and bring it to the boil. Add broccoli, boiling for 2-3 minutes. Drain.

Step 1

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high, add the pork and ginger, and stir-fry.

Step 2

As the pork begins to change colour, add the broccoli, then add (A) and continue to stir-fry.

Step 3

When the broccoli becomes tender, mix in the katakuriko water to thicken the sauce. Turn off the heat and serve!