Fried rice with broccoli and cashews

I really like how the chop sticks are placed to look like they are not a prop.

This is a great weeknight side dish that comes together quickly. Pre-cooked meat can be added to turn it into a main course.

Fried Rice with broccoli and cashews

  • half a medium onion, diced
  • Β 1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut small
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice (1 cup cooked in chicken or vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • salt/pepper to taste

Set a heavy skillet with two tablespoons sesame oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot throw onion and garlic in the skillet; stir-fry until the onion is tender, about one to two minutes. Add the broccoli and soy sauce; stir-fry until for about a minute. It should still be a bit crisp. Remove mixture and place on a plate. Put the remaining oil in the skillet to heat. Once hot, add the rice, breaking up any clumps, until heated through, about two minutes. Add the eggs; stir until scrambled, about a minute. Return the vegetable mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with cashews. Serve immediately.

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51 Responses to Fried rice with broccoli and cashews

  1. nrhatch says:

    Rice + Broccoli + Cashews = PERFECT! πŸ˜€

  2. spree says:

    Thats a great looking dish Greg! Love it’s versatility too.

  3. Kristy says:

    Mr. N would eat this up! He loves rice and cashews, and if I threw some shrimp in there…it might even get him to eat some broccoli. πŸ™‚

  4. Jessica says:

    Nice chop….sticks! Broccoli in Asian things is my favorite.

  5. Kas says:

    Mmmmm … I second broccoli in Asian dishes – delicious combination! πŸ™‚

  6. Yum. Broccoli and cashews: so simple, so good.

  7. Those chopsticks are absolutely lovely! The food looks beautiful, but I am obsessed with the chopsticks.

  8. hotlyspiced says:

    That’s such a delicious looking meal and something everyone in my family would eat and not complain about. I’m cooking a rice and cashew dish tonight but it has chicken in it too!

  9. Tandy says:

    The first thing I noticed were the chopsticks πŸ™‚

  10. Great chopstick prop πŸ™‚

  11. Joanne says:

    Those are some pretty badass chopsticks, I must say. Wonderful fried rice! I’m actually planning to make some in the next couple of days…and now I will definitely be adding cashews.

  12. kat says:

    Oh wow that looks great! Very simple take on fried rice, love it!

  13. rsmacaalay says:

    Wow that’s something new a fried rice dish from you. That recipe looks awesome as well as your chopsticks

  14. Mad Dog says:

    Looks like we all love the chic chop sticks!

  15. This would be a great dress-up for leftovers at lunch, too…I’ll see if I can get any takers around here.
    What, you don’t use chopsticks?

  16. Love the chopsticks, too. I have never been able to master using them. I know they don’t have left and right ones but I am left handed and they are just awkward for me. A butter knife drives me wild, too. I seem to hold it upside down. Since this is about the recipe, it looks great and I love easy side dishes.

  17. aFrankAngle says:

    Looks simple and good!

  18. COOL chopsticks! I like the accent of cashews too, so tasty.

  19. billpeeler says:

    I’ve learned to enjoy cashews in Asian dishes only recently – that looks delicious – thanks for sharing!

  20. Those cashews look amazing in this dish.

  21. ChgoJohn says:

    Ever since I learned to make fried rice, I make a point of ordering extra rice with my Asian take-out, reserving it for a couple days when I use it to make fried rice with the leftovers. Now, though, I’ll get another container of rice so that I can make this dish, too. It sounds great!

  22. This is a great way to use up take-out leftovers!

  23. Carolyn Chan says:

    Those are some cool chopsticks! Cashews in rice is such a good combo.

  24. TasteFood says:

    I love this kind of food!

  25. This looks delicious! Bookmarked.

  26. egg me on says:

    Oooo … love the artful way you’ve placed those chop sticks! What a great side dish. I love cashews.

  27. I see you guys are steppin’ out. Love this dish!

  28. I love that you added the cashews! The nuttiness is perfect with that rice. Since it has veggies in it- does that mean I can eat as much as i want? just wondering?

  29. sallybr says:

    Love this type of food! Never thought of combining broccoli with cashews, I usually go for boring almonds instead, but your version made a very nice impact on me… gotta make it soon!

  30. Lover of the Fried Rice – thanks for sharing!

  31. Love egg fried rice, add broccoli & cashews and I’m a happy girl!! Chopstix are the best props, they give great direction!!! πŸ˜€

  32. Combining cashews and broccoli is never a bad idea. πŸ™‚

  33. Purely.. Kay says:

    You know I have a love affair with broccoli Greg lol.. so you know I’m going to naturally love this recipe. Gotta take out my wok for this one

  34. With some meat in there, it could easily become a tasty meal dish. Great idea!

  35. needtotaste says:

    Yum…and pretty not-prop chopsticks!

  36. Karen says:

    I love your chop sticks…although I never use them. After a trip to Japan, when that was the only instrument available for eating…I decided they are not for me. I ask for a fork and if that is not available, I’ll even settle for a spoon. At least that way, you get to enjoy the meal instead of wearing it.

  37. I like the casual, jaunty, not posed at all look of the chop sticks! The chop sticks are beautiful and noodles would work very well on those curlicues…

  38. Love ’em chopsticks… yours or Katherine’s?

  39. alex says:

    that looks like the kind of bowl I’d like to tuck in to. I might have to keep it to myself though as I tried to serve egg fried rice to my husband and children last week and none of them liked it!! Shame on them. I love the addition of the cashews.

  40. Caroline says:

    Those chopsticks are awesome!!! The fried rice is pretty fantastic too.

  41. karencooking says:

    Simple but satisfying!

  42. This looks awesome! I love cashews and broccoli!

  43. Broccoli really is the best in stir fry because it soaks up all the flavor!

  44. I’ve always got a little rice just begging to be used up! And I love cashews:)

  45. Gorgeous dish,wonderful flavours and lovely chopsticks!

  46. ....RaeDi says:

    Love the combination… love fried rice and love your photo!

  47. Broccoli cashews and rice, a perfect combination and the best part is that it comes together in no time

  48. Jenny liu says:

    ηœ‹η€εΎˆε₯½εƒ,ζˆ‘εΎˆε–œζ¬’(looks so delicious, love it!!)

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