Monday, August 26, 2019

Sautéed Broccoli And Carrots


Heat up your pan and get ready to dig in to the best sautéed broccoli and carrots recipe that goes well with noodles, steamed rice or a vegetable platter.



Sautéed broccoli and carrots is a colourful and delicious side dish. It's super simple and super easy to make. It's one of our family’s favourite meals recipe.


This dish is a crispy and crunchy which will definitely surprise you! It’s a party in your mouth with lot of explosions. A perfect vegan dish for anytime of the day and gets ready in less than 15 minutes.

Sautéed broccoli and carrots is a colourful and delicious side dish. It's super simple and super easy to make. I make these sautéed vegetables recipe so often at our house, as my family love this recipe. I make this dish with carrots, broccoli and bell peppers as these are my favorite vegetables.

Broccoli is the best of all the cruciferous vegetables. It can be eaten raw, but blanching it in boiling water helps it give to a more crisp-tender texture. It protect your body from various diseases. It is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. t’s a rich source of Vitamin A, K, C and many other minerals.

Carrots are the versatile vegetable and can be used in various dishes. It has a crunchy texture and a sweet taste. It comes in red, orange and yellow color which is due to pigments. Carotene makes the carrot orange and anthocyanin makes it bit yellow and red. They are rich in Vitamin A, B8, C, L, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Copper and Manganese.

Bell Peppers gives colorful, crispy, crunchy, sweet and salty flavour to the recipe. It comes in three colors - green, red and yellow. You can use pepper of any colour in the dish. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and C and are also a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin E, B6 and folate.

I typically serve this comfort meal as a side dish but you can serve it as an easy appetizer. It is a nutrient dense meal, so tender and tasty which fills you up quickly and tastes best with noodles, steamed rice or a vegetable platter.



Sautéed broccoli and carrots is a beautiful blend of broccoli and carrots. I totally adore the combination of these beautiful veggies, just stir-fry them and enjoy!



How To Make Stir-Fry Vegetables?


It requires basic ingredients you likely have on hand like -  broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, olive oil, a splash of vinegar and flavourful herbs and spices.

1. Add harder veggies first, followed by softer veggies.
2. Only cook the veggies until they’re tender and crisp, but do not overlook them.
3. Feel free to substitute your favourite veggies.
4. Add your choice of flavourful herbs and spices.
5. Add your choice of sauces or condiments, which add flavour boost to your food, and make it savoury, sweet or spicy.
6. Extra virgin olive oil is perfect for sautéing vegetables but in case you don’t have olive oil in hand, you can use butter.

This recipe is a beautiful blend of carrots, broccoli and bell peppers. I totally adore the combination of these beautiful veggies. I'm a great fan of these veggies, but feel free to substitute your favourite veggies. You can control your spice level according to your taste preferences and requirements.

I love making this recipe a lot. It has so much flavours and textures. It tastes best when vinegar and cayenne powder is added, and is served hot.


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Sautéed broccoli and carrots is a perfect vegan dish for anytime of the day and gets ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s a party in your mouth with lot of explosions.



To prepare this yummy dish, first blanch broccoli in hot water then drain them into the bowl of cold water and strain them again and keep it aside for some time. Next, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, and add carrots and stir-fry them for 3 minutes or until they are tender. Add bell peppers, stir-fry for 2 minutes but do not overcook. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute. Then add cayenne powder and stir-fry for 1 minute. Season with salt to taste and sauté them for 2 more minutes. Drizzle vinegar and sauté for 1-2 minutes and enjoy.

Make it exciting, but not bland or boring. Add your favourite veggies and condiments and your kids will love it!

Check out my other post on easy and yummy stir-fry recipe - Sautéed Broccoli with Bell Peppers and enjoy!!


Sautéed Broccoli and Carrots



Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 people
Author: The Food Root


Ingredients



1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or butter
2 large carrots (cut them into thin strips)
1 medium broccoli florets  (300 grams)
1 medium bell pepper (Remove the seeds and cut 1/4 inch slice off)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt or as per taste
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tsp rice vinegar


Method



1. Bring in a large pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, fill a bowl with a cold water preferably with ice cubes in it. Set it aside. When the water is boiling, add 1/2 tbsp of salt and broccoli florets. After 3 minutes, remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon or drain the florets in a colander. Now plunge them into the bowl of cold water and after 1 minute, strain them again.

2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of virgin olive oil or butter. Reduce to low medium heat, when the oil is hot enough, add carrots and sauté approximately for 3 minutes or until they are tender.

3. Then, add bell peppers, and stir well for 2 minutes or until they are tender, but do not overcook.

4. Add the broccoli and toss it for 2 minutes.

5. Next, add garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute.

6. Season to taste with salt and cayenne powder and stir well for 1 minute.

7. Drizzle vinegar and continue to stir-fry about 2 minutes. Serve Sautéed Broccoli And Carrots and enjoy!


Notes



1. In addition to the florets, the broccoli stems are edible. The stems work well in a stir fry recipes but make sure to peel the skin and cut them into thin circular shape.

2. You can drizzle any sauce you want like - soy sauce, miso sauce or barbecue sauce to enhance the flavour of the meal.

3. You can add lemon and this will enrich your recipe.


* Keep it simple and find vegetables you actually enjoy eating, and try Sautéed Broccoli and Carrots and let me know how you like it!!

9 comments:

  1. Love healthy and easy recipes! This sauteed broccoli and carrots recipe is not an exception

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  2. Sauteed vegetables sounds like the perfect side dish for some of my meals. I always forget to make sides, but I think my entire family would eat this one!

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  3. Goodness, I have to admit that I have never stir fried vegetables! I am a lover of the orange/green veggie mix, though; I usually do peas, but broccoli sounds great!

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  5. Broccoli is one of my favorite foods. My kids make fun of me for loving it so much. lol. This is such a tasty recipe!

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  6. I just love sautéed veggies and these look great! I like the idea of adding a little cayenne as well!

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  7. What good idea to mix broccoli and carrots. For some reason I've never done so before!

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  8. that is one of the best healthiest recipe ever. Carrots and broccoli and so flavourful just as such with cayanne and garlic.

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