What’s the Best Way to Steam Broccoli?

By October 17, 2016

As we all know that broccoli is cleaning, healthful, high in vitamin C, protein and fiber, which is the best cure for over-indulgence, and at the same time, steamed broccoli can almost keep these nutriments in your diet. 

So how to steam broccoli? What’s the best way to steam broccoli?

Method 1: Steaming Broccoli on the Stove

Step 1: Fill a port with about an inch of water and turn on the stove on to heat it until the water begins to simmer. 

Step 2: Place a stainless steel steamer basket inside the pot, noticing that the bottom of the steamer basket should not be touching the water. 

Step 3: Place the broccoli evenly aross the steamer basket. And surely you can lightly season them with some salt, pepper, or butter. 

Step 4: Cover the pot with a lid and steam for another 4 to 5 minutes. 

Steam Broccoli with Steamer Basket

Method 2: Steaming Broccoli in the Microwave

Step 1: Place the broccoli into a microware-friendly bowl and pour some water into it, three tablespoons of water per pound of broccoli. 

Step 2: Cover the bowl with a lid without any metal on it or with a plate.

Step 3: Microwave the broccoli on high for 3 to 4 minutes. If the broccoli is soft and tender, it’s ready to eat; if not, you’ll need some more time to heat it. 

Steam Broccoli in Macrowave

Method 3: Seasoning and Flavoring Broccoli before Steaming 

Step 1: Flavor the water with some lemon juice or soy sauce, which will lightly flavor the broccoli when steaming it. 

Step 2: Season the broccoli in a small cup with some olive oil, salt and pepper before you steam it. 

Step 3: Add some lemon zest or a few lemon slices after steaming. 


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