Simple vegetable stir-fry with broccoli and brown rice

A delicious stir-fry ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. Source: Getty Images

We love a meal you can throw together and serve in 30 minutes or less, and this vegetarian stir-fry with broccoli and brown rice is one such meal. Now don’t curl your lip at how healthy it sounds – there is plenty of flavour! If you’re desperate for some meat, you can always add some chicken strips, but personally, we found this vegetable dinner hit the spot on its own.


  • 200g broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 15g ginger, cut into shreds
  • 2 garlic cloves, cut into shreds
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1/2 x 300g pack Quorn chicken-style pieces, diced (or 150g real chicken)
  • 1 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 chargrilled red capsicum, from a jar, cut into cubes
  • 250g pack pre-cooked brown rice


  1. In a medium pan, pour boiling water over broccoli then boil for 4 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick wok and stir-fry ginger, garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add chilli powder and stir briefly.
  3. Add chicken-style pieces and stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Drain broccoli and reserve the water. Tip broccoli into wok with soy, honey, capsicum and 4 tablespoons of broccoli water, then cook until heated through.
  4. Heat rice according to packet instructions and serve with stir-fry.



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