• 2 lbs (1kg) frozen broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar (white or brown)
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in the frozen broccoli, cover, and watch closely. As soon as the broccoli is tender enough to pierce with a fork, but still bright green and crisp, remove the pot from the fire. Transfer the broccoli to a bowl filled with cold water.
  2. Measure the soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, and sugar into a small bowl. Whisk.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the sesame seeds and garlic. Fry 30-60 seconds (or until golden - you may need to adjust the time slightly), then immediately add the rest of the ingredients. The mixture will bubble up. Whisk or mix with a spoon to calm it. Add red pepper flakes to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, then pour over the broccoli and serve.

NOTE: Recipe also works well for green beans.

Serves: 4-6