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Steamed broccoli in a grey bowl on a white background.
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Steamed Broccoli: How to Steam it Perfectly!

Steamed broccoli is an easy and healthy side dish that's packed with nutrients. Learn how to steam broccoli perfectly
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, How to steam broccoli, Steamed Broccoli
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli
  • water (fill your pot with 1 inch of water)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring one inch of water to a boil in your pot.
  • While you're waiting for your water to boil, use a knife to cut the head of broccoli into florets.
  • Add your steamer basket to the pot and place the broccoli florets on the steamer. Reduce the heat to medium, add lid and steam for 5-6 minutes, for tender crisp broccoli. 

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Notes

  • This is a great steamer basket and it's adaptable to many different size pots. I also love the easy to grab handle. 

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1895IU | Vitamin C: 271.2mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2.2mg