Ginger Brocoli Stir Fry to Boost Your Happy Quotient

Ginger Broccoli Stir Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir Fry

According to botanist James Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, ginger and broccoli are extremely effective at providing temporary relief for depression. In this age of Prozac and anti-depressants, many people are looking to find a natural herbal alternative. Nature’s has plenty of herbs that can help mood disorders, anxiety and depression without any unwanted side effects.

Throw a Southeast Asian treatment in this quick sauté of broccoli with fresh ginger, mellow rice vinegar and rich, salty fish sauce. Serve alongside any Asian noodle or fried rice dish.

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound broccoli crowns, trimmed and chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant but not browned for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until the broccoli is bright green in about 2 minutes.
  4. Drizzle water and fish sauce over the broccoli
  5. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender, about 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in vinegar just before serving.

Makes four servings

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • 74 calories
  • 4 g fat ( 0 g sat , 2 g mono )
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 8 g carbohydrates
  • 0 g added sugars
  • 4 g protein
  • 3 g fiber
  • 328 mg sodium
  • 372 mg potassium.