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Microwave Recipes: Ginger Broccoli

Microwave Recipes: Ginger Broccoli

Ginger complements the taste of broccoli perfectly in this tasty side dish. TIME: Preparation takes 20 minutes, microwave cooking takes 7-8 minutes. COOK’S TIP: Adding the broccoli florets after the stems have been cooked is just enough to lightly warm them.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Salads, Vegetarian
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4
Calories 660 kcal


  • 1½ lbs broccoli
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and very finely shredded
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup light stock
  • Dash light soy sauce


  • Heat a browning dish for 5 minutes on HIGH.
  • Cut off the tough ends of the broccoli stems.
  • Cut the florets from the stems in small clusters.
  • Peel the stems with a vegetable peeler and cut them into thin diagonal slices.
  • Pour the oil into the browning dish and add the broccoli stem slices.
  • Add the ginger and cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes on HIGH, stirring frequently.
  • Add the florets, cover and set aside while preparing the sauce.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a glass measure. Cook, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes on HIGH until thickened. Pour over the broccoli and stir together to serve.
Keyword Salad recipes, Vegetarian