How to Cook Broccoli

How to Cook Broccoli. Broccoli is a versatile vegetable that's available year-round. You can boil it, steam it, sauté or stir-fry it. Here are a few suggestions--easy, convenient, and hassle-free--for how to enjoy this underrated veggie in various different ways. Bon appetit!

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Things You'll Need

  • Cutting Boards

  • Broccoli

  • Plastic food containers

  • Woks

  • Vegetable Steamers

  • Chef's Knives

  • Cooking Pots

  • sauté pans

Step 1

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Separate broccoli into stem and florets (see "Chop Broccoli" in the Related eHows).

Step 2

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Boil broccoli in salted water for 4 to 7 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

Step 3

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Steam broccoli in a steamer over boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

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Microwave broccoli in a covered container, with a little water, for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 5

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Sauté broccoli with garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes for 5 minutes.

Step 6

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Stir-fry broccoli florets with garlic and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes. Try stir-fried broccoli with black bean sauce.

Step 7

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Serve broccoli with cheese sauce, lemon juice and butter or just a little salt.

Tip

Broccoli is done when it can be cut easily but the florets are still crisp.