The Itsy Bitsy Veggie Co. Microgreen-Infused Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

The Itsy Bitsy Veggie Co. Microgreen-Infused Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Author: Katrina Hart

Our Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry is a quick and delicious meal that combines tender top sirloin filet with fresh broccoli and crisp carrots. It's all brought together by a mouthwatering stir-fry sauce, enhanced with the vibrant flavors of our homegrown microgreens. This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is perfect served over fluffy garlic butter rice.


  • 1 lb top sirloin filet, thinly sliced into bite-sized strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil), divided
  • 1/2 lb broccoli florets (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced at an angle
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • chicken broth (optional)
  • 1 cup microgreens

Stir-Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated (loosely packed)
  • 2 tsp garlic, grated (from 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 Tbsp general sauce
  • 2 Tbsp stir-fry sauce
  • 2 Tbsp spicy Szechuan sauce
  • 3 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil


Step 1: Prepare Your Rice-  Start by cooking your rice first, ensuring it's ready
when the stir-fry is done. This is how I make our fluffy garlic butter rice with a zesty kick:
    • While preparing the stir-fry, make your rice using a rice cooker. Use the appropriate amount of rice and water as per your rice cooker's instructions.
    • To infuse extra flavor, add a small amount of butter, minced garlic, and a chopped-up garden salsa pepper to the rice cooker along with the rice and water. The exact amounts can vary based on your preference, but a tablespoon of butter and a clove of minced garlic should work well for 1 cup of rice.
    • If you want to intensify the savory taste, replace some or all of the water with chicken stock. The ratio should typically be 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of liquid (water or chicken stock). Adjust according to your taste.
    • Let the rice cooker do its magic, and your rice will come out fluffy, fragrant, and rich in flavor.
    Step 2: Stir-Fry Sauce- In a bowl, combine all the stir-fry sauce ingredients, stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Set aside. 

    Step 3: Sauté Broccoli and Carrots- Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add the broccoli florets and carrots, and sauté for 4-5 minutes, partially covered with a lid. Stir or toss the vegetables several times until the broccoli becomes bright green and crisp-tender, and the carrots are cooked to your desired level of tenderness.

    Step 4: Cook Beef- In a separate pan, turn the heat to high and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add the thinly sliced top sirloin filet in a single layer and sauté for 2 minutes per side or until cooked through. Quickly test a piece for doneness.

    Combining the stir fry sauce with our cooked beef

    Step 3: Combine and Simmer- Add the prepared sauce to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium/low, and simmer for 3-4 minutes until it thickens. Stir in the sautéed broccoli, and carrots, mixing everything well. If desired, add 1-2 Tbsp of water to thin the sauce.

    Serve: This delectable Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry is best served over garlic butter rice that has a zesty kick and microgreens to garnish.


      Enjoy this easy, flavorful dish from The Itsy Bitsy Veggie Co. for a delightful and nutritious meal!

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