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speedy steamed broccoli

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Our favorite fast food restaurant serves steamed broccoli as a choice instead of fries. However, there is nothing on them. If you eat in, you can order a side of melted cheese for the broccoli. During the pandemic, we would pick up our food in the drive thru and take it home. I started to doctor up my broccoli as follows. It's fewer calories than adding cheese and it's super easy to make at home.

(3 ratings)
yield 2 -3
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For speedy steamed broccoli

  • 1 lb
    broccoli tops
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt

How To Make speedy steamed broccoli

  • 1
    Break tops apart into florets. Use how ever much of the stem that you like, cut into slices.
  • 2
    Steam until bright green and al dente.
  • 3
    In serving bowl, sprinkle with sesame oil and garlic salt and gently mix. Or let each person dress their own portion with both oil and salt.
  • 4
    For those with a fondness for a bit of heat, add a sprinkle of Slap Yo Mama seasoning or red pepper flakes.