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Garlic Broccoli

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"There's nothing like good down-home cooking, and this recipe proves the point."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the sesame oil, canola oil and red pepper flakes over medium heat for 2 minutes or until hot. Stir in the soy sauce, garlic, sugar and lemon juice. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drain broccoli and transfer to a serving bowl. Pour garlic sauce over; toss to coat. Serve warm or chilled with a slotted spoon.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One 2/3 cup servings (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


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Most helpful positive review

I threw in a couple chopped green onions and I used Splenda brown sugar blend instead of regular granulated sugar. This is yummy.

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty good...but not a memorable dish. I may make again, but my family won't request it.

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I threw in a couple chopped green onions and I used Splenda brown sugar blend instead of regular granulated sugar. This is yummy.

I mixed all the ingredients, then added it to the broccoli in a glass covered dish and microwaved for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway. Keep the sugar - I think it makes a difference. My husban...

I have just about quit reading reviews until after I have made a meal, I feel it messes up my judgement. So, now I am gonna try to make it myself first and then see what others feel. My family l...

I really enjoyed this dish. The only adjustment that I made was to reduce the sugar and the lime. I usually don't cook with sugar, so I thought that the recipe may be too sweet with the amount o...

I liked this, but then I tend to always like the combination of lemon, oil, soy sauce and garlic with vegetables. In this case, there was a little too much of it, which we're forewarned about i...

This was very, very good even without the sugar. I try to keep my sides as healthy as possible. I added black pepper and garlic and onion powders and more lemon than called for. My daughter said...

This is just the recipe I was looking for. I've been trying to replicate the garlic broccoli from one of my favorite Chinese restaurants for years, and this does it! No changes necessary - it's ...

Ok. A little too sweet, and I would like it to have a more fluid texture to evenly coat the broccoli. So, less sugar, more water/sauce.

I loved the sauce, my kids did too! It was easy to make a few adjustments to suit our taste. I left out the vegetable oil and just used the sesame. I will probably reduce that also the next t...