Ginger Carrots and Broccoli With Sesame Seeds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Colourful and tasty!! from Heart Healthy Cooking by Becel

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan of boiling water, simmer carrots, partially covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli and continue cooking 3 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large frypan, melt margarine over medium heat.
  5. Saute celery, red pepper, sesame seeds and ginger, 3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add carrots and broccoli to frypan and stir fry until heated through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

3 5

Nice taste, but the cooking times produced mushy, overdone carrots. Next time I'll just barely blanche them.

4 5

Very tasty dish, with the lovely ginger flavor. I'm not sure the celery and red pepper added a whole lot, I think you could do it with just the carrots and broccoli. A note on the pre-cooking of the carrots -- if you like the carrots on the softer side (as opposed to crunchy) I steamed them for 20 minutes before I stir fried them with the broccoli. I steamed the broccoli for 6 minutes before stir frying. The carrots really do take that long -- I kept checking them and they weren't soft enough for a fork to prick them easily until 20 minutes of steaming. I used the peeled baby carrots and I left them whole.

5 5

We really enjoyed this vegetable dish. I microwaved the carrots for about 2 minutes and then added to the broccoli and steamed until broccoli was crisp tender. The seasame seeds were reduced by about half. I enjoyed the crunch of the celery.