How do you steam cook broccoli?

Add the broccoli florets to a steamer basket, and place it in a saucepan filled with 1 inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cover the pan. Let steam for 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is crisp-tender and bright green.

How do I cook broccoli without a steamer?

Stove Top:
  1. Place 1-2″ of water in the bottom of a pot with a lid and heat over high heat until boiling. Add broccoli and place lid on top.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Carefully and quickly place broccoli in a colander (strainer) and run cold water over broccoli.
  3. Serve warm, tossed with optional garnishes if required.

Is it better to boil or steam broccoli?

Steam, don’t boil

As a general rule, it’s best to keep cooking time, temperature and the amount of liquid to a minimum. That’s why steaming is one of the best ways to cook most vegetables. It turns out that’s especially true for broccoli, long touted as one of our top anti-cancer foods.

Do you cover broccoli when steaming?

Fill a large pot with about an inch of water and bring to a rolling boil. Place the broccoli florets in a steamer basket inside the pot. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the broccoli is bright green and tender. Add salt to taste.

How long does it take to steam broccoli?

  • Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket. Set aside.
  • Add enough water to a pot to come up to about 1 inch. Bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • When the water is boiling, carefully place the steamer basket with broccoli into the pot.
  • Steam for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, remove basket with broccoli.
  • Serve right away.

How do you make steamed broccoli taste better?

How to season steamed broccoli
  1. Olive oil and some grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese.
  2. A shake of rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
  3. Drizzle of balsamic reduction.
  4. Lemon zest.
  5. Slivered toasted almonds.
  6. Goat cheese or feta crumbles.
  7. Minced garlic.
  8. Panko and dried herbs.