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A simple, flavoursome way to enjoy your greens.

Chinese stir fry greens with soy and ginger. Photographer: Jana Langhorst
Serves: 6
Fresh from the garden: Broccoli, choy sum, garlic, pak choy
Seasons: Winter/spring

Once you’ve mastered the art of stir-frying – cooking enough so that vegetables aren’t raw, but not too much so that they lose their crunch – you can use the technique on lots and lots of different sorts of leafy greens, and experiment with your flavours. This recipe is a good start.

If you don’t have all the leafy greens listed below, simply substitute with any Asian greens from your garden.

Ingredients

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Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • 2. Chop the broccoli into small florets. Peel the broccoli stalk and slice it finely.

  • 3. Heat the sunflower oil in the wok.

  • 4. Add the ginger and garlic and gently fry until soft.

  • 5. Add all of the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes.

  • 6. Add the greens, soy sauce and sesame oil, plus a little water, and keep turning the greens until they are wilted.

  • 7. Serve with rice.

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