100g (31⁄2oz) broccoli florets, cut very small
2 tbsp sunflower oil
bunch of spring onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3cm (1in) fresh root ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander stalks, plus a handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
400g (14oz) minced beef 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp caster sugar rice, to serve
Using minced meat is an easy way to introduce young children to Asian flavours - just leave out the chillies.
This delicious stir-fry is healthy and simple to cook - and perfect if you've been over-indulging recently. Using minced meat is also an easy way to introduce young children to Asian flavours - just leave out the chillies.
1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and blanch the broccoli for 1 minute, then drain and refresh it under cold water. Set aside.
2. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or a large, deep-sided frying pan.
3. Add the spring onions, garlic, ginger, coriander stalks, and chilli (if using), and fry for a couple of minutes until coloured slightly.
4. Add the minced beef and continue to fry over a high heat until the meat is well browned.
5. Return the broccoli and add the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Mix well, cooking for a minute or 2 until the broccoli is piping hot.
6. Stir in the coriander leaves and serve with rice.