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Learn how to steam broccoli without a steamer basket! All you need is a pot, some broccoli, and a little water. It's easy!

How to Steam Broccoli Without a Steamer Basket

No steamer basket? No problem! Here's how to steam broccoli without a steamer basket. All you need is a pot with a lid and a colander for draining the pot.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 51 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Wash the broccoli. Chop the florets off the stalk, then discard the stalk. Cut down any large florets to match the size of the others.
  2. In a 3.5 quart pot (with a lid), add the water and the broccoli florets. Cover with the lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water boils vigorously, reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the broccoli florets are easily pierced with a fork but not limp.
  4. Drain into a colander.
Nutrition Facts
How to Steam Broccoli Without a Steamer Basket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 480mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Vitamin C 164.3%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.