How to cook broccoli

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How to cook broccoli
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 need

  • Cutting Boards
  • Broccoli
  • Plastic food containers
  • Woks
  • Vegetable Steamers
  • Chef's Knives
  • Cooking Pots
  • sauté pans

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

Tips and warnings

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

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