Five spice broccoli stir fry with eggplant
Vegetarian
30 Min
pretty easy
4 People
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Broccoli, eggplant and green bean stir fry in a ginger five spice sauce with bamboo shoots and cashews. Served with fluffy white rice.
1. Place rice in a saucepan, cover with x 1.5 amount of water. Cover with a lid, cook on lowest heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, stand for 5 minutes. Stir carefully with a fork.

2. Cut broccoli into small florets. Cut eggplants into similar-sized pieces. Halve beans and slice spring onions into 3cm pieces (thinly slice some tops for garnishing). Slice garlic, peel and grate ginger. Set aside.

3. Combine 1 tsp five spice, 1 tbsp cornflour, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1/2 tbsp vinegar and 1 1/2 cups water. Stir until there are no lumps.

4. Heat a frypan or wok over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Add broccoli, eggplant, spring onions, garlic and ginger. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in green beans.

5. Reduce heat to medium. Pour sauce into pan and simmer for 3 minutes, or until thickened. Drain bamboo shoots and stir through with cashews.

6. Season stir fry with soy sauce to taste and cracked black pepper. Garnish with remaining spring onions. Serve with a side of rice.

Notes:
Silken tofu pairs well with this dish! Add to the sauce when it’s simmering and break apart with a spoon.
Basmati rice 300g
Broccoli 1
Baby eggplants 2
Green beans 1/2 punnet (125g)
spring onions 1/2 bunch
Garlic 2 cloves
ginger 40g
Bamboo shoots 225g
Cashews 2/3 packet (60g)

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), pepper, Chinese five spice, cornflour, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce