Vibrant Veggies Dance: Spicy Broccoli & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry crowned with Crunchy Peanuts


 Indulge in a colorful culinary carnival as crisp broccoli florets and bell peppers, in a medley of hues, tango in a spicy sauce, only to be crowned by the crunch of roasted peanuts. This stir-fry promises a blend of textures and flavors that's both invigorating and nourishing.

Photo of a bowl filled with Spicy Broccoli & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry, showcasing the vivid colors of broccoli and bell peppers, topped with crunchy roasted peanuts, set against a contemporary backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A heaping bowlful

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 210 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 8g
  • Fats: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Fiber: 5g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Broccoli florets: 400 grams
  • Bell peppers (sliced, assorted colors): 300 grams
  • Roasted peanuts: 100 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Soy sauce: 50ml
  • Chili flakes: 5 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 20 grams
  • Ginger (minced): 20 grams
  • Sesame oil: 10ml
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 15 grams for garnish
Photo of a wok on a stove, with broccoli and bell peppers being stir-fried, the steam rising, and a splash of soy sauce being added, evoking a sense of dynamic cooking.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large wok or skillet, heat olive oil over high heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger, sautéing briefly until aromatic.
  2. Toss in the broccoli florets and sliced bell peppers. Stir-fry for 5 minutes, ensuring the veggies remain vibrant and crisp.
  3. Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil over the veggies, followed by a sprinkle of chili flakes. Stir well to coat.
  4. Finally, add the roasted peanuts, giving it one last stir.
  5. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added zest, a squeeze of fresh lime can elevate the flavors.
  • Serving the stir-fry over jasmine rice or quinoa makes for a complete meal.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I add other veggies? Absolutely! Snap peas, carrots, or baby corn would be delightful additions.
  • What can I use instead of peanuts? Cashews or toasted sesame seeds can be used as alternatives.