10-Minute Spicy Broccolini Recipe: Get Your Taste Buds Ready to Wok & Roll by 30Seconds Food

Vegetables Side Dishes
a year ago

10-Minute Spicy Broccolini Recipe: Get Your Taste Buds Ready to Wok & Roll

This quick and easy spicy broccolini recipe has just the right amount of spice to elevate any meal. If your family loves broccoli, then broccolini is a no-brainer. 

Broccolini is sometimes called baby broccoli, but it's not just broccoli that isn't mature yet like many people think. Broccolini is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Nothing babyish about that! The vegetable has long thin stalks and more open and softer tops than regular broccoli. This cruciferous vegetable is healthy, too. Broccolini is high in calcium, fiber and magnesium. 

The broccolini is cooked in a little water until crispy-tender. Chili garlic sauce, lime juice and crushed red pepper flakes are added and that's it. The spicy broccolini is ready to be served in less than 10 minutes.  Serve this pan-cooked broccolini with chickenseafoodporkbeef or your favorite Asian recipe. You could even cut it up and throw it in your salad. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 5


  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Add the broccolini and water to a wok or skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until broccolini is crisp-tender and water has evaporated, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add the chili garlic sauce, lime juice and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Cook about 2 more minutes.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Woks $8 & Up

Sautéed Baby Bok Choy Recipe: A Simple Healthy Asian Vegetable Recipe

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken Copycat Recipe: On the Table in Less Than 30 Minutes

Sweet & Sticky Baked Asian Chicken Recipe Is a Winner (Chef Approved) Chicken Dinner

Hall of Fame Crispy Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe Is the Best

Elisa Schmitz
Broccolini is the hot new vegetable at my favorite restaurant, but I've never made it at home. Trying it, thanks!
What an awesome recipe.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Savory Mediterranean Spinach & Cheese Muffins Recipe (25 Minutes)

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe (5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes)

Creamy "Everything But the Bagel" Potato Casserole Recipe With a Protein-Rich Secret Ingredient

Easy Mediterranean Skillet Carrots Recipe (5 Ingredients, 10 Minutes)