What's For Dinner: Broccoli Slaw Stir Fry with Miso Dressing

This broccoli slaw stir fry dish has been on our dinner menu three times in the past two weeks -- I'm pretty sure that means this recipe is a winner. 

Like many of the meals I make, this recipe is super-adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. In lieu of broccoli slaw, we've used broccoli florets; instead of a rice base we've used rice noodles. I'd recommend slicing and dicing whatever veggies you have on hand to make the stir fry -- in my mind, the more the merrier, especially in terms of color and flavor! 

The thing that brings this whole dish together is the miso dressing. If you haven't purchased miso before, you should do it! It has a salty and savory flavor that adds just the right umami to this dish. This recipe uses white miso, which has a mellower flavor than yellow or red miso -- I think it's a good place to start when trying miso for the first time.

What are your favorite ingredients to add to a stir fry?

Broccoli Slaw with Miso Dressing (printer-friendly version)
makes 4-6 servings

For the miso dressing:
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari sauce)
juice of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
2 tablespoons white miso
1 teaspoon brown sugar

For the broccoli slaw:
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 medium red pepper, small dice
3-4 green onions, chopped (green and white parts)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups broccoli slaw
1 cup cooked edamame
2-3 cups cooked rice
chopped peanuts and/or cilantro, for garnish

1. Add the soy sauce, lime juice, miso, and brown sugar to a small jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine the ingredients. Set aside. (Alternately, whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl.)
2. Add the sesame oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper and green onion and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and saute until fragrant, 30 seconds.
3. Add the broccoli slaw and cook until tender, 1-2 minutes. Then stir in the edamame and cook until warmed through (if necessary). Garnish with chopped peanuts or cilantro if desired.
4. Serve the broccoli slaw over (or stirred into) rice.