I came up with this colorful and flavorful recipe to go with my garlic chicken when I serve Chinese food. Who'd believe green and orange really go together?

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of the reserved juice, molasses, soy sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Saute broccoli florets and one can of mandarin oranges until the broccoli is heated through. The oranges will almost dissolve. Stir in the molasses mixture, and continue to cook while tossing the broccoli to coat until the broccoli is tender, about 3 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, and toss broccoli with the remaining can of oranges. Transfer to a serving plate, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 23.1g 7% DV; fat 10.9g 17% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 191.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2004
Nice recipe, easy to make, interesting concept. Maybe because of the way I measured it, I found the molasses flavor a little strong. If I do this again I would reduce the molasses to one tablespoon (overflowing). I would also reduce the sesame seeds to one tablespoon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2005
Didn't like this dish--the flavors of the sauce don't complement the broccoli--everything felt like it was clashing. Read More
(15)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2004
Nice recipe, easy to make, interesting concept. Maybe because of the way I measured it, I found the molasses flavor a little strong. If I do this again I would reduce the molasses to one tablespoon (overflowing). I would also reduce the sesame seeds to one tablespoon. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
This was fabulous! My husband even went back for seconds (and he NEVER has seconds on broccoli). My teenage daughter loved it too! I added some green onion right before adding the sauce. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
Very flavorfull and something different. Had to leave out the seaseme seads do to an allergy but was still really good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/12/2005
Didn't like this dish--the flavors of the sauce don't complement the broccoli--everything felt like it was clashing. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2005
I am not sure why but ours had a bitter taste to it and no one would eat it. Aside from the bitterness the flavors blended together well. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2004
Sorry but this recipe doesn't even beat plain buttered broccoli. The oranges don't do a thing for it. I'll go back to adding a cheesy sauce like Cheez whiz with salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
I am trying this recipe but altering it slightly. Using honey instead of molasses (I feel molasses is far too strong for this), adding a touch of garlic, reducing the amount of peanut oil and am using an asian stirfry frozen veggie mix with soybeans in it to make this a main dish served over brown rice. I am not sure exactly how it will turn out, but having made similar things before, it sounds like a hit. I love using the mandarin oranges as part of the sauce as I don't usually keep orange juice on hand but those I do...this makes it an easy, easy dish to whip up. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This was GREAT!!! I used sesame oil in place of peanut. LOVED it... will definatly be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2007
Very good & easy too. I toasted the sesame seeds before adding them. Read More
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