This is the best Steamed Broccoli you will ever make! This healthy side dish is easy to make on the stove, in a microwave or the Instant Pot. Serve it with Asian dishes or top with toasted Panko breadcrumbs.
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. Cover with lid.
Steam for 5 minutes. Check the broccoli if it's soft. If you want it softer, cook for 1 more minute. It is helpful to set up a timer (ex. on your microwave).
Once done, remove basket with broccoli.
Serve right away.
To steam in the microwave: Simply place broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl and add 1/4 cup of water. Microwave for 3 minutes. The broccoli will be vibrant and perfect. If you want it softer, microwave for one more minute. Some recipes call for covering the bowl with a plate, but I don’t find a need for that.
Cut the broccoli into same-size florets for even cooking.
Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 31Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 567IU11%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.