Steamed Broccoli in the Microwave

Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave in no time! Buy a head of broccoli or a bag of uncooked broccoli and use this recipe to steam it in no time.

Buddha Bowl Veggies

Broccoli is a great tasty option for any Buddha Bowl. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, top any dish with yummy steamed broccoli. In just under 5 minutes I can turn raw chewy broccoli into a tender side dish.

See all of our Buddha Bowl Recipes, including sauces and topping ideas!

Why Steamed Broccoli is Great

  • It is the fastest and easiest method to steam broccoli, no need to dirty any pans on the stove
  • Great healthy option!
  • Top any Buddha Bowl with broccoli
  • Store extra in the fridge to use in another recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1 large head of broccoli 
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional) 
  • Salt & pepper to taste (optional)

How to Make Steamed Broccoli in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Cut up broccoli into bite sized pieces
  2. Place broccoli and water into a microwave safe bowl
  3. Cover bowl with plate
  4. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Ways to Make Broccoli Taste Better

We like to simply top broccoli with butter and salt, but there are other options too! Toss your broccoli in olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic salt to add more flavor. Another suggestion is soy sauce, my kids love to put soy sauce on their broccoli!

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How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 

Steam broccoli for a delicious side dish in just 5 minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: sides
Keyword: steamed broccoli
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut up broccoli into bite sized pieces

  2. Put broccoli and water into a microwave safe bowl, cover bowl with plate, microwave on high for 3-4 minutes

  3. Remove from microwave, transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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