My friend Kasey taught me this easy trick on how to steam broccoli in the microwave. The best part… it took only 3 minutes to make! Now, I know most of you know that I am all about easy. From 20 minutes meals and 4 ingredient cookies, I love everything in the kitchen to be easy. I’ve always steamed by broccoli on the stove, but not anymore. Steaming broccoli in the microwave is EASIER and takes half the time for perfectly steamed broccoli.
Here is how you can steam broccoli in the microwae:
- Wash and chop your broccoli like normal. I actually do this right when we get home from the grocery store. Less chopping during dinner times saves me a mess and time in the kitchen.
- Place in a microwave save dish that has a lid. You could use glad wrap if you wanted. I used my trusty corningware that we have had since our weddding (11 years ago!). For our family I used a 1 1/2 quart dish and it worked great. If you are cooking just a single serving then use a smaller container.
- Place the lid on and cook on medium in your microwave for 3 minutes. This worked perfectly for our 1.5 quart dish that was pretty much full. If you are cooking less adjust your time. If you are cooking one serving (about a cup of chopped) then it should just take just 1 to 2 minutes to cook.
- Remove from microwave and season accordingly. We love just salt and pepper.
It is really that easy!
Now whether you want an easy side dish with lunch or an easy side dish with a crock pot recipe you are set to have a delicious vegetable on your table in under 3 minutes…. no excuses!
Don’t forget to also read my post on why everyone should be eating broccoli! 🙂