Steamed Broccoli Right in in Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker!
Would you like to feed your family more healthy broccoli on a regular basis? Well, pull out that Instant Pot because steamed broccoli just got a whole lot easier.
Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with vitamins and minerals. Did you know that broccoli has tons of fiber – yet low in fat and calories. A 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli contains 31 calories, 6 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of protein and no fat. Additionally, there are 2.5 g of fiber per 1/2-cup serving of steamed broccoli. (via LiveStrong)
Steaming is our favorite way to prepare fresh broccoli and this method is recommended to keep all the nutriments intact and your broccoli as healthy as possible.
Make Easy Freshly Steamed Broccoli more Often using Your Instant Pot.
- 1 bunch fresh broccoli
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt & pepper
Wash broccoli thoroughly using the spray nozzle of your sink.
Cut away the stems and use the florets only. If you are making broccoli soup, cook the stems as well.
Put water, lemon juice and butter into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Place the wire rack into the bottom of the pot and lay broccoli on top of the rack.Lightly salt & pepper the tops of the broccoli.
Because broccoli takes only a few minutes to cook, set your Instant Pot to "0" time after you have pushed the "MANUAL BUTTON." The broccoli will start to cook as the pot starts to heat.
Once the Instant Pot has reached pressure, do a "QUICK RELEASE" and carefully remove the lid. Remove broccoli to a serving dish.
Broccoli makes for a healthy and delicious side dish when prepared correctly. You don’t want the broccoli to be mushy or too crispy. The Instant Pot does a great job in steaming broccoli just perfectly!
Instant Pot Broccoli Stir Fry
Make a leftover dish of fried rice with veggies including some leftover steamed broccoli and simple Instant Pot white rice.
How to make a simple stir fry using Instant Pot broccoli – This is a very simple dinner to prepare using leftovers. Whisk together two eggs. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet and pour the eggs into the skillet. Let eggs gently cook until they start to get hard. Once the eggs have cooked through, remove to a plate and slice eggs into pieces using a knife.
Add a little more oil to the skillet and add the rice and vegetable. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle with soy sauce, a little sesame oil, and salt & pepper. Add eggs back to the skillet and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!