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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:

butterIngredients:

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

Instructions:

  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.

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