The BEST 10-Minute Broccoli - This delicious and easy broccoli recipe is made in about ten minutes, including prep time! It is my go-to when I need a quick vegetable side dish and kids love it!
Roasting versus cooking
Who's a broccoli lover?!
Beyond that, who wants a good, solid recipe that people (kids included) actually enjoy?!
It may be bold of me to claim that this recipe will fit the bill, but speaking more casually, I do think the majority of folks will like this.
Ordinarily, I roast my broccoli. I've been fairly satisfied with making it that way, though it is tough to get uniformity!
What I mean is, there are some perfect broccoli bites and some not-so-perfect. Black, burnt bits here and there mixed with some parts that could use a few more roasting minutes.
I've actually been preparing broccoli today's way for years, but only recently revived my technique.
I just wasn't in the mood for the roasted version, and quite frankly, I wonder just how much nutrition is left in the broccoli after it's baked that long.
By cooking it the way I've outlined today, I feel much more satisfied on the nutrition front, and it's absolutely delicious!
My kids enjoy this with a sprinkle of grated parmesan, but that's optional.
I think, aside from taste, the best part of this broccoli is how NOT fussy it is.
Everything goes into one pan, no messy hands, and easy clean-up.
A great, healthy choice anytime you're craving the cruciferous favorite!
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The BEST 10-Minute Broccoli
- ¼ cup water
- 1 (healthy) Tbsp olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves
- pinch red pepper flakes
- sea salt as desired
- grated parmesan optional, as desired
- 2 (heaping) cups chopped broccoli florets
- Add the water, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a large pan (my pan measures about ten inches in diameter and 2-3 inches deep. See photos below.
- Bring the mix to a boil and add in the broccoli.
- Lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a fitted lid.
- Allow the broccoli to cook/steam for three minutes.
- Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the burner, keeping the lid on.
- Let the broccoli sit for another two minutes.
- Remove the lid and give the broccoli a stir. Water should be evaporated at this point.
- Season to taste and serve immediately.
Adapted from Dr. Andrew Weil
Be sure to use a pan with a fitted lid.