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Asian Broccoli ("Lean & Lively")

Recipe: Asian Broccoli ("Lean & Lively")


    This is really a healthy, simple and different dish. It also introduces your children or maybe your significant other to bok choy if they have not had it before! "Asian Broccoli" makes a great side dish for "Chicken Dijon."

Serves 4


    2 cups broccoli cut into small florets
    1/2 cup bok choy cut into one-inch pieces. (If you can, use baby bok choy, but otherwise you can use the regular size. Just make sure you are using clean parts. Bok choy is like a leek that way. You have to rinse it well and take off the outer leaves.)
    2 Tbl soy sauce (Lite or regular)
    2 to 3 tsp hot chili sauce
    1 tsp sesame oil
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    Olive oil spray


    Spray a medium-sized sauté pan with olive oil spray and add the broccoli. sauté the broccoli until it's half cooked. A few minutes will do it. Turn the pieces often. Then add all the rest of the ingredients. Bring liquid to a simmer with the temperature on Medium. Continue to cook the whole mixture until the broccoli is now slightly crisp but ready to eat. The bok choy needs little more than heating, so it will be done too. The soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil will have blended into the sauce so this dish will not be spicy. You have your "sauce" now for the meal.

    If you want your broccoli to have more zip, put a few more dashes of hot chili sauce on it and it will "sing" with flavor.

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