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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Steamed Broccoli

The perfect way to steam broccoli so it doesn't turn out too crunchy or soggy and bland.



  1. Cut fresh broccoli or purchase prepackaged florets. Place in your steamer basket and set aside.
  2. Bring about an inch of water to boil in your pan (not enough to actually touch the broccoli).
  3. When the water begins to boil, immediately insert the steamer basket and place a lid over it. Allow to steam for exactly 7 minutes and remove immediately.
  4. Serve while hot!
  5. Note: the real secret to perfectly steamed broccoli is to not insert the steamer basket until the water is already at a hard boil, and to time it for exactly 7 minutes.
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06 Nov 08 by member: riverxhawkxlove
Yumm my favorite now throw it in some lemon or vineger!!
13 Jan 10 by member: now2010
Came out perfect...
17 Feb 12 by member: Ima_do_it_2012


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Nutrition summary:

There are 31 calories in 1 serving of Steamed Broccoli.
Calorie break-down: 8% fat, 64% carbs, 27% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 3
Calories 31
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.34g 1%
  Saturated Fat 0.035g 0%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.035g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 288mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6.04g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
  Sugars 1.55g  
Protein 2.57g  
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 135%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
of RDI*
(31 calories)
2% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (65%)
Fat (8%)
Protein (27%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories