Don here. I love broccoli. I eat it raw, steamed, in soup, with cheese sauce, in salads, served with hollandaise sauce, stir fried, over pasta, sautéed in olive oil, as salad, in an omelet or frittata, made into a quiche. Whew! There are so many good ways to enjoy broccoli. I haven’t found a dessert that uses it, yet. If you know of one please post it.
If there is such a thing as a broccoli addict—I’m one! I get really hungry for those green florets if several days pass without having my “broccoli fix.” I love the “tree” part, but Lois prefers the stems—just like Jack Sprat and his wife, we share—so nothing goes to waste. When our kids were young, the only way they would eat it is with cheese sauce over it, but our oldest grandchild loves it roasted with lemon and garlic, which is a very tasty dish, indeed.
On the other hand, I am such an adventurer that I do get bored with repeating the same dish. If you have a favorite broccoli recipe, won’t you post it so I can find another way to enjoy my favorite vegetable?
What You Need
I use a 1-quart pot like the double pot below for steaming vegetables. It’s so easy to use. I also have a 3-quart steamer pot, which is helpful for larger meals. But the steamer basket will also work. You put it inside your own pot to use it.
Steamed Broccoli Recipe
Crisp tender broccoli. Delish!
- 1 head broccoli (cut into bite-sized florets)
- 1 cup water
Put the water in the bottom of a 2-part steamer pot.
Put the broccoli in the steamer basket..
Bring the water to a boil.
- Turn off the stove.
- Let sit for a couple minutes.
- Eat hot or cold.
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Steamed Broccoli Nutrition
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