Braised Yam, Onion and Broccoli

by Brenda Langton, Tastemaker in Residence

Cooking a few vegetables together perfectly can make a very simple meal delicious.

2 onions cut into quarters or 6th’s depending on the size, leaving some of the the root on  to hold them together.
2 yams peeled and cut into ½ inch thick rounds
2 cups broccoli flowers, leave plenty of stem on
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
½ Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
½ cup water


  1. In a large skillet heat up olive oil over medium heat, add onions and yams and do not stir until they get golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Now stir them and add soy sauce, ginger and water, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, until done.
  2. Now add the broccoli and cover for 3-5 minutes until just tender.
  3. If the water cooks out simple add a splash more.

Cook's Note

  1. You can serve these with a simple grain on the side and be happy.
  2. If you want more protein you could add tempeh in with the onions and yams.
  3. Another option would be to add almonds or walnuts to your grain.
  4. Sometimes I add fresh herbs instead of the ginger which changes the flavor.