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  • Makes 4 cups stir-fry + 2 cups rice

This tasty recipe is a great starting point for an easy weeknight stir-fry. You can sub in different veggies for the ones given here—just make sure the amounts and textures are similar to the suggestions below. Soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and red pepper flakes form the base of the savory sauce that ties the whole dish together. Spoon a heaping portion of this scrumptious stir-fry over freshly cooked brown rice or soba noodles, and you’re good to go!


  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup julienne-cut carrots
  • 1 cup bias-cut celery
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped stemmed kale
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. For sauce, in a small bowl combine the first six ingredients (through crushed red pepper) and ½ cup water. Mix well.
  2. In a large wok or extra-large skillet cook and stir carrots, celery, onion, and garlic over high 5 minutes, adding water, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed to prevent sticking. Add broccoli and kale; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until broccoli is just starting to get tender.
  3. Stir sauce and add to wok. Mix well; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Rebecca1 week ago
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This was so good! Next time I’ll add some marinated tofu

Lydia8 months ago
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This was delicious. I added a block of tofu to make it a main dish and adjusted the sauce accordingly. One of my new favorite stir-fry recipes.

Coleen McKenna11 months ago
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Nancy Macklin, RDN

Nancy Macklin has a bachelor of science in dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of Saint Francis. Macklin worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, providing counseling for diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss and as a food service director in health care dining sites. She now serves as a test kitchen dietitian, developing 500+ recipes per year. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Find her on LinkedIn.

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