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How to Steam Broccoli

How to Steam Broccoli is a guide to get crisp, bright green broccoli every time without a steamer. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli recipe, how to steam broccoli, steamed broccoli recipe, steamed broccoli without a steamer
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 1 large head broccoli, florets cut into small bite sized pieces
  • water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter, optional for garnish
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, optional for garnish

Instructions

Stove Top:

  1. Place 1-2" of water in the bottom of a pot with a lid and heat over high heat until boiling. Add broccoli and place lid on top. 

  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Carefully and quickly place broccoli in a colander (strainer) and run cold water over broccoli. 

  3. Serve warm, tossed with optional garnishes if required. 

Microwave:

  1. Place broccoli and 1-2" of water in a microwave-proof container and loosely cover with lid or a plater cover. 

  2. Microwave for 3-4 minutes. Carefully place broccoli in a colander (strainer) and run cold water over broccoli.

  3. Serve warm, tossed with optional garnishes if required.