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How Long to Boil Broccoli
Learn how long to boil broccoli to make this healthy and nutritious vegetable with a slightly crunchy texture and bright green color. I will share with you a technique that ensures perfectly boiled broccoli every time!
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 large head broccoli
- black pepper freshly ground
- lemon optional
Fill in a large saucepan with water, bring to boil over high heat. Add a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, clean your broccoli thoroughly. Cut the stem away from the crown. Slice the florets into bite-sized pieces.
Peel off the tough layer of the stem and slice off the bottom inch of the stem and discard. Then slice the remaining stems into thin slices.
In the boiling water, add stem slices and cook for 2 minutes
Add florets and cook for another 3 minutes or until tender.
Drain your cooked broccoli with a colander. Submerge it in a bowl of cold water.
Transfer the broccoli to a plate.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
- Broccoli cooks quickly, and make sure not to overcook it.
- If you save the stems for other recipes, you can skip the step of cooking stems
- You can add butter and cheese to your broccoli for extra flavor.
Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 75.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.6mg