This broccoli recipe is actually a popular dish in Chinese Banquets in Malaysia. That’s largely because it can be dressed up really nicely in a big plate and have a cleaner taste compared to the other heavier meat dishes. In a banquet though, premium products such as abalone and ham may be added.
I usually serve this broccoli dish with mushroom as a side to a meat dish together with steamed rice. The broccoli is crunchy and the gravy is great to soak up all the white rice. It’s a wholesome dish that appeals to my kids and makes a frequent appearance in our daily meals at home.
Why you can never have too much broccoli recipe
Remember this scene from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out where little Riley and her “Disgust” Internal Voice showing a huge disdain for broccoli? Here’s the clip from You Tube if you are interested:
However, research suggested that even kids love to eat broccoli, so my kids are certainly not the odd ones out (Source: from whfoods.org). The same article also suggest steaming broccoli to reap its maximum nutritional benefits. You can definitely opt to steam them in this recipe. Personally, I still prefer to blanch my vegetables. However, I only blanched it briefly for 1 minute 30 seconds. You can read into the details in the recipe next page.
Medical News Today also stated that broccoli has one of the highest Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). In other words, it’s packed with high amount of nutrients for just very little calories. Broccoli is known to have high levels of Vitamin K, Vitamin C and is also a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber. Besides the kids, adults can certainly benefit from it’s many anti-cancer properties as well.
Hence, with the abundance of benefits to be derived from eating broccoli, surely you would want to make sure that it is a weekly staple in your household, isn’t it? Keeping a repertoire of broccoli recipes in hand help to ensure that your family will never get bored of eating them anytime soon.
Tips for storing broccoli
Broccoli unfortunately is one of those vegetables that has a relatively short shelf life. One of my sister-in-laws gave me this awesome advice to keep broccoli fresher for just a bit longer. The trick is to keep broccoli wrapped in an aluminum lined food packaging and then stored it in the crisper box of a refrigerator. Examples of aluminum lined food packaging are potato chips wrappers, milk powder wrappers, instant coffee wrappers etc. Works for other vegetables too.
And now, let’s click over to the broccoli recipe in the next page. Enjoy!