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The Best Steamed Broccoli Ever

Give this super quick steamed broccoli recipe a try and you’ll never go back to that boring, flavorless broccoli side dish ever again!

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Vegan
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound broccoli florets (about 2 heads)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken bone broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt or more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare broccoli by removing the stems and cutting into florets if using broccoli heads. Set aside.
  2. In a large sautépan (with a lid), heat coconut oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. (It might take less time for the oil to heat up on a gas stove.)
  3. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Place broccoli florets in the pan, followed by salt, and sauté for about a minute.
  5. Pour water or broth over the broccoli and cover to steam for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
  6. Optionally, stir in a tablespoon coconut aminos to add a bit of umami flavor. Enjoy!

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Keywords: steamed broccoli

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