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Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

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I haven’t been this intrigued by a recipe in a LONG time! I was watching Food Network and Ree Drummond was making Stir Fried Broccoli Stems.  I had never thought about it, but they are completely edible, so why not, right?

I decided I was going to test the recipe for myself and share it with you!  I have to say, it was SO good. Hard to believe something so incredibly simple could taste this good.

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

It just so happened that I was making a homemade broccoli soup and was about to have the stems from two heads of broccoli to play with. I sliced them thin on the bias.

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

A quick three to four minute stir fry in a bit of oil until they were golden and tender before adding freshly minced garlic and freshly grated ginger.  It only needs another minute before adding the soy sauce. I used a low sodium because I prefer to control my salt.  Let it cook for another minute or two and just like that, you are almost done!

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

I served over Jasmine rice (my personal favorite) and topped with fresh parsley, white sesame seeds and those crunchy chow mein noodles for some added interest … and crunch!

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

My favorite pieces were the ones with the crisp, golden edges to them.

I served with additional soy sauce for dipping (because I love to dip) and this dish was complete. I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed this one. It was a winner for me!

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

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Stir Fried Broccoli Stems

Stir Fried Broccoli Stems
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Living Vegan Staff


  • 2 tsp Oil for frying
  • Broccoli Stems from two heads of broccoli
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and stir fry the broccoli stems until just tender and the edges become golden.
  • Add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the soy sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve over white or Jasmine rice. Top with fresh parsley, white sesame seeds and crunchy chow mein noodles.