How to Steam Broccoli

Steaming is one of the most healthful ways to cook vegetables to retain all the nutrients. 
Create a healthy meal in minutes by steaming vegetables.

  • Serves 4 cups
  • Cooks in 3-4 mins
  • Prep time 5 mins
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  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • water
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Steamed Broccoli


WASH and cut whole broccoli into florets – see Knife Skills in the photo gallery


SAUCEPAN ADD water 5cm / 2″ and bring to a boil, lid on. 


STEAMER BASKET place broccoli florets. Use stainless steel or bamboo steamer, never plastic.


PLACE the steamer basket over boiling water put the lid on. The water level should be below the steamer basket. 


SET TIMER 3 mins – CHECK if broccoli is fork-tender as you like it cooked; if not, steam it another 1 min. Turn off the heat.


REMOVE the steamer basket. If you leave it to sit over water or with the lid on, it will keep cooking = overcook.


SERVE steamed broccoli as is, with extra virgin olive oil + sea salt or our Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

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LOW FODMAP limit serving size to 2 cups per meal.


USE steamer water for cooking grains or adding to vegetable stock; use again or discard.


SIZE MATTERS Cooking times will vary depending on the size you cut the vegetables


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