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How to Steam Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli in Just a Few Minutes

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Broccoli is not exactly native to the Middle East, but has been fused into many dishes and snacks. Steamed broccoli is very versatile. You can try eating steamed broccoli with tahini, hummus, or garlic dip. It makes a great side dish for chickens and also in salads.

How to Steam Broccoli

To make steamed broccoli, you'll need:
  • broccoli, cut into florets and washed
  • salt and pepper to taste a steamer basket or colander (not plastic)
  • dutch over or large pot with lid (the colander or steamer basket must be able to fit in the pot)
Fill dutch oven or pot with one to two inches of water. Bring to a boil. Place florets in steamer basket or colander and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place basket or colander in pot and cover. Do not reduce heat. Allow to steam for about 7-10 minutes, until you an pierce with a fork.

How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Steaming broccoli in the microwave has super easy. Simply add washed, cut florets into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water per bunch and cover. Microwave the broccoli for 3 minutes or longer until it can be pierced with a fork.

If at 3 minutes, it is not done, cook in 30 second increments until done.

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