How To Steam Broccoli Without A Steamer

How to Steam Broccoli is a guide to cooking bright green, crisp broccoli every time, without the need for a steamer. With just water and broccoli, this simple and nutritious cooking method is easy to master.

It’s amazing when a simple vegetable like broccoli becomes a delicious dish. This recipe is a real gem because this vegetable dish is quick and healthy.

And if your kids love it, you know it comes out of the kitchen a lot. My kids eat steamed broccoli all the time, and I probably serve it more often than I should, just because it’s so easy.


Cook broccoli quickly on the stove in a pot with one to two centimeters of boiling water. The pot in which the broccoli is cooked needs a lid to prevent steam from escaping. If you use aluminum foil instead of a lid, wear oven mitts so that the steam does not burn.

To steam broccoli in 3 minutes or 3 and a half minutes, I find it best to cut the broccoli into small pieces that I think are the perfect size for you to enjoy a bite of broccoli with something else you can eat with it.


This is a great way to quickly steam broccoli in the microwave without the need for an oven. And steaming broccoli in the microwave reduces the amount of food, since there is only one bowl or bowl.

A microwave, a bowl, water and broccoli is all you need to effectively cook broccoli in the microwave.

Broccoli should always be cut into small pieces. This will shorten the cooking time of the broccoli and make it more appealing (especially to young children). In the photo above you can see the size of the broccoli I cut for my 3 young children.

We enjoy steamed broccoli in many different ways. A tablespoon of butter or olive oil and salt on top of fresh steamed broccoli is simple, but not basic. For the cheese lovers in the family, sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top. You can also squeeze a slice or two of lemon over the top for a bright, fresh flavor.

I add steamed broccoli to lots of different dishes, broccoli is such a versatile vegetable! When vegetables are scarce, steamed broccoli is probably the best option. It’s quick, easy and has great nutritional value.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to steam broccoli in the kitchen?

  1. First, cut the broccoli into florets.
  2. Put everything in the cooking basket.
  3. Add approximately 2.5 cm of water to the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Once the water is boiling, place the steamer insert with the broccoli, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Then remove the basket from the pan.
  6. Serve immediately.

How to improve the taste of steamed broccoli?

  1. Olive oil and a little grated parmesan or pecorino cheese.
  2. A cocktail of rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
  3. Zero the balsamic reduction.
  4. Lemon peel.
  5. Slippery roasted almonds.
  6. Goat cheese or crumbled feta cheese.
  7. Chopped garlic.
  8. Panko and dried herbs.

Is steaming faster than boiling?

Steaming is faster than boiling. Steaming is much more efficient and time-saving than cooking, as most waste time waiting for a big pot of boiling water while their hungry family sits around getting hungrier.