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How to Cook Broccoli in a Bamboo Steamer + Video

Try this really quick, really easy & really healthy side dish recipe for Broccoli in a Bamboo Steamer!

broccoli 2016 - cookingwithkimberly.comBroccoli is such a delicious, nutritious vegetable and there are numerous methods of cooking it. When you steam it, it retains all those valuable nutrients & beautiful color.

This is a super healthy, low calorie cooking method broccoli & you will benefit from.

We have been harvesting broccoli from our kitchen garden for at least a month now. What a joy to grow this vegetable.

Web Chef Review: Ontario Broccoli at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.comBroccoli in a Bamboo Steamer:

It’s a set-it-and-forget-it recipe that can cook, while you’re preparing an entrĂ©e! Great for people watching their calories or fat intake, this recipe is also gluten-free.

I try to use local ingredients, whenever possible. Check out my review on Ontario Broccoli at Harvest Barn Country Markets.

Review Video: Ontario Broccoli at Harvest Barn Country Markets

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • 1 large broccoli – stalk peeled, with bottom end removed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • water


  1. Wash broccoli. Remove the florets from the stalk and slice the stalk in half lengthwise. Chop the stalk into bite sized chunks and separate the florets from each other, keeping a little portion of the stalk attached to each floret.
  2. wokHave ready, a medium or large sized sauce pan or wok, containing boiling water, holding a bamboo steamer set with a lid on top.
  3. Arrange a single layer of broccoli in the top tier of the bamboo steamer set, and cover with the lid, allowing the broccoli to steam. Cook for about 8 – 10 min, until just tender. Test for doneness with a sharp knife, beginning at the 5 or 6 minute mark. If necessary, steam for a few minutes longer.
  4. broccoliWhen steamed to your taste, transfer broccoli to a serving plate, and melt butter over the hot broccoli, as desired. Add salt & pepper to taste and serve.

What a great way to prepare broccoli – so simple and tasty!

For more broccoli recipe cooking shows, check out my playlist:

Playlist: Broccoli Recipes & Reviews

Broccoli in a bamboo steamer is a recipe you will use over & over again.


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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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