Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts (Parve)

I actually end up using whatever veggies I have on hand; you can include your favorites as well. 

1/3 Cup natural peanut butter
1/2 Cup  water divided
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon oil (canola, olive, grape seed..you choose)
1 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1.5 pounds broccoli crowns cut into small pieces
1 large red bell pepper sliced thin
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts


  1. Mix peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy and vinegar until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Add broccoli and cooke until beginning to soften and brown in spots, 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining 1/4 cup water and 1 Tablespoon soy to the pan along with the bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring until the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in peanut sauce, season with crushed pepper and garnish with peanuts.
  5. Serve with brown rice if desired.

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