Broccoli is one of our favorite vegetables, mostly because of its nutrients and the ease of preparation. Broccoli takes well to all sorts of cooking, microwaving, grilling, roasting, steaming, and of course, boiling.
How to Boil Broccoli
Boiling broccoli is a means of cooking broccoli by blanching it briefly in boiling water until it becomes bright green, crisp, and tender but with a bit of crunch. Learn how to cut broccoli here before boiling it.
On busy nights that call for a healthy side, you can’t beat this approach.
What can I pair with Broccoli?
Broccoli can be served with :
- Grilled Fish
- Baked Chicken
- Peri-peri Chicken
- peppered Chicken
How long to boil Broccoli?
It’s best to boil about 85 seconds a little more or less depending on the quantity you are working with.
Can I keep the leftovers?
Yes. Leftovers do well in the fridge for 3-4 days. Be sure to store them in an airtight container.
The downside of storing the broccoli is that they become a little soggy when rewarmed, and they won’t taste as good as when they are freshly cooked.
How to reheat leftover Broccoli
Place any leftover in a microwave-safe bowl and warm for 30 seconds to one minute, depending on the watts of your microwave.
How To Boil Broccoli
- 1 head broccoli
- Salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp Water
- Cut the broccoli head into florets
- Wash the broccoli in cold water and drain.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets, season with salt, and boil for 85 seconds
- Drain into a colander and transfer to a plate.
- Season with black pepper and dress with melted butter(optional).