Perfectly Steamed Broccoli
Learn how to make perfectly steamed broccoli in just 5 minutes! Fresh, crisp, and flawlessly tender every time. Add this perfectly steamed broccoli to your favorite meal for a nutritious, healthy boost!
Servings 4 servings
- 1 head broccoli chopped into florets
- desired seasonings salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, lemon juice, etc.
Fill saucepan with 2-3 inches water and place steamer basket insert in saucepan. Note that waterline should not touch bottom of steamer basket - leave 5 or so inches between top of water and bottom of basket.
Bring water to boil over high heat. Once water begins to boil rapidly, place chopped florets in basket and reduce heat to medium.
Steam broccoli, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until florets are fork-tender. Transfer florets to serving bowl, season as desired, and serve warm.
- "Fork-tender" means the broccoli florets can easily be pierced with the tines of a fork. Be sure not to overcook the florets!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 6g