Broccoli Cashew Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great side dish, no need for takeout. Developed by Nadine Day for The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large fry pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add cashews and roast for 2 to 3 minutes. Stirring frequently. Careful not to burn them. Set aside with the green parts of the green onion.
  3. In the same pan, add the sesame oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the white parts of the green onion, broccoli and mushrooms. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until broccoli is starting to become tender. Add a few tablespoons of water, if needed, to stop browning or burning.
  4. Add the snow peas and bok choy and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce and sauté for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and add in the cashews and green parts of the green onion.
  6. Serve immediately with brown rice.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this! I substituted carrots for the mushrooms, and they cooked well with the broccoli. I added chicken strips as well, a bit after the broccoli. The timing of everything was good, and the veggies did take a little longer but I left them big chunks - but the order was good. The sauce was not as flavorful as I expected, maybe a bit more soy sauce or red pepper like the other person suggested. I will say this took me about an hour start to finish - cutting veggies, etc. seems to take a while to prep, plus my cooking time was a bit longer. But overall, a great, healthy meal that we enjoyed!

jswinks March 26, 2011

I really enjoyed this a lot. The single thing I would add is a *very* light sprinkle of red pepper flakes to give it a small boost. The veggie mix is great, cooking time is on the nose and it's was ready before the rice was. It a lovely and healthy dinner even on a rushed weeknight.

Annacia November 09, 2010

Wonderful broccoli stir-fry. The sesame oil gave just enough "spice" to make this great collection of veggies sing. This would wake up a rotisserie chicken. We loved this "side". Thank you for posting this recipe, FrVanilla. Made for March 2009 Veg*n Swap.

KateL March 27, 2009