Easy steamed broccoli recipe that is packed with flavor while still being a healthy side dish to serve with just about any meal! Topped with a bit of parmesan it’s the best way we’ve found to cook broccoli to perfection.
With the new year arriving here soon we always have good intentions to exercise more and eat healthier. Healthy really doesn’t have to mean bland, like this tasty steamed broccoli recipe that incorporates a bit of cheese and lots of flavor! Over the years we have set a goal to serve a veggie at every meal for us and to get our children to appreciate the taste of fresh vegetables and it’s been a success! Most times they’d rather have a plate full of greenery than meat, and serving it almost every day has been the key. Here’s an easy steamed broccoli recipe to try yourself.
This steamed broccoli recipe looks pretty yummy right??!!
I got a small steamer when I went off to college and it was so great I bought a larger one when I got married.. If you don’t have one I highly recommend it. The best one is a rice cooker and steamer in one If you have a pressure cooker it takes just 1 minute to make broccoli. You can see how fast I made these easy Instant Pot artichokes which are also really healthy!
Just bake a few breasts, throw the rice and broccoli in the steamer and seriously in less than 30 minutes you’ve got yourself a healthy meal. This is one of my 8 year old’s favorite meals now!
We are all about cheese so parmesan and asiago are perfect for this vegetable side dish. But if you prefer one over the other just use either! A bit of fresh lemon always brings a freshness to any recipe so I’d have a few around to use on your dishes. It’s an easy non fat way to really bring a lot of flavor to fish, veggies, and we make fresh squeezed lemonade often because it is just SO good!
If you’re looking to make broccoli in your Instant Pot refer to this cooking times guide.
Let us know what you think of our easy steamed broccoli recipe.
- Glazed carrots are yummy if you’re looking for other vegetable side dishes.
- We love salt and pepper zucchini chips too if you’re looking for more ideas.
Steamed broccoli recipe
- Cut broccoli into 2-inch florets. Set a steamer over a pot and steam broccoli for 5 minutes, or add to top basket while cooking rice if you have a steamer/rice cooker combo. When done add cooked broccoli to large bowl and let cool 5 minutes.
- Add lemon juice over top and sprinkle with garlic, olive oil, and cheeses.