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A bowl filled with steamed broccoli with butter on top of it.

Steamed Fresh Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli is a quick, easy, and healthy side dish recipe that can be ready in minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cold Side Dish Recipes, Healthy Recipe, Healthy Side Dish, Side Dish Recipes, Steamed Borccoli, Steamed Broccoli Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Water Boiling Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 39 kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Water see notes
  • Pounds Broccoli fresh

Instructions

  1. Cut the fresh broccoli into 1-inch florrets.

  2. Add water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

    The amount of water may vary depending on the size of the saucepan and the type of steamer basket. Make sure the steamer basket isn't sitting in the water.

  3. With the water at a full boil add the broccoli into the steamer basket. Continue with the water boiling and place the lid on the saucepan.

  4. Steam for 4-6 minutes depending on how crunchy or non-crunchy you like broccoli.

  5. Season with your choice of seasoning and serve.

Recipe Notes

The amount of water will vary depending on the type of steamer basket you use as well as the size of the saucepan. My saucepan with a steamer insert works best with 4 cups of water. One inch of water may be all you will need.

If you are using less water than I did you may want to watch to make sure the water doesn't evaporate.

The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used. 

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Nutrition Facts
Steamed Fresh Broccoli
Serving Size
 
6 Servings
Amount per Serving
Calories
39
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
45
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
358
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
706
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
101
mg
122
%
Calcium
 
58
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.