Super Easy Super Greens

Super Easy Super Greens

I love a good fried rice or lo mein. But, the truth is, they don’t love me. As much as I love them, I know that I can’t have them as often as I like. Now, I do love a good cauliflower fried ‘rice,’ but sometimes, I just want something different. These super greens are the perfect compliment to your Asian-inspired dishes and they cook up in minutes! Pictured, I have this paired with some teriyaki chicken I whipped up.

The main ingredients are pretty standard: broccoli, cabbage and kale. These are super easy to cook, but you have to be careful not to cook them too long so they don’t become a mushy mess. The other ingredients are simple and things you most likely have on hand: butter, garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, soy sauce and water. That is it!

First, you want to chop up your veggies. Make them as small or large as you like. I usually chop them up into big bite size pieces. Once, I get them all chopped up, I warm my pot…the same pot I use when I make soups. Your pot will be FULL, but the veggies will cook down, of course. I add my butter to the pot then add the garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. I let these flavors chill for a bit, but not too long because you don’t want to burn the butter or the garlic.

Once those flavors have melded together, you can add the soy sauce, stir, then add the broccoli to the pot. You will add your cabbage next, then the kale (stirring between each ingredient). At this point, you can add the water then place the top on to let these veggies steam.

And…that is pretty much it! How simple is that! Check out the video below for more details and easy-to-follow instructions. What is your favorite way to replace carbs in your meals?


2.5 cups of fresh broccoli florets

1 small head of cabbage, chopped

2 cups of kale

2 tablespoons of butter

1.5 tablespoons of crushed garlic or garlic paste

1/2 tablespoon of ginger

crushed red pepper, to taste

4-5 tablespoons of soy sauce

6 tablespoons of water


Clean and prep your veggies. You can chop them to your liking, but I recommend about 1 inch pieces to they don’t cook too quickly. Next, warm a large stock pot over medium heat and add the butter. Then, add the garlic, ginger and red pepper and stir about 10 times to allow the flavors to develop. Next, add the soy sauce and the broccoli. Stir, then add the cabbage. Stir, then add the kale. Stir a bit and cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the veggies are done to your liking. Pair with your favorite protein and enjoy!

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