Boiled broccoli recipe that's easy, quick and perfect. This post will show you how to boil broccoli that comes out crisp, tender and retains it's green color, how long to boil it, tips and tricks to getting it right.Use in recipes that calls for it, or serve with chicken, steak, potatoes.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time5 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, Mediterranean
Keyword: boiled broccoli, boiled broccoli recipe, how to boil broccoli
Cut up the broccoli in similar size medium florets and rinse.
Add water to a pot, and bring to boil. When the water is boiled, add salt then add in the broccoli florets.
Boil for 3-4 minutes or untill tender then take the pot off the heat.
Drain the water completely and immediately add salt, pepper, and butter if using.
Serve and enjoy.
When buying broccoli, buy the one that's dark green. Avoid the ones with lots of yellow spots. Few spots are normal.
Cut into similar size florets.
Rinse before cooking to get rid of dirt.
Don't overcook the broccoli. It cooks quickly and can become mushy if boiled for too long.
The smaller the florets, the quicker they cook.
If you're using it in another recipe that requires cooking it again, then take few minutes off the cooking time.
You can use the water you boiled it in as vegetable broth in soups, sauces.
You can add cheese like parmesan for a cheesy flavor.
Remember cooking time depends on the size of the cut so keep an eye on it.