Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables; I eat it at least twice a day because I love it so much. Not only does it consist of fiber, amino acids, potassium, and calcium (among many other nutrients), but it's also an outstanding detoxifier, boosts your immune system, and can help prevent against cancer.

Steaming broccoli is a quick and easy way to change it up from eating raw, roasted, or grilled broccoli. Steaming broccoli, along with many other vegetables, makes them softer and more palatable for some people. You also don't need a steamer to steam your vegetables. Follow this quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to steam broccoli in the microwave in under five minutes.

Steamed Broccoli

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • Broccoli
  • Water
  • Step 1

    Cut up the broccoli into the size you desire and place all of the broccoli into a microwave-safe bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Pour 2-3 tablespoons of water for every one pound of broccoli.

  • Step 3

    Cover the bowl and put it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.

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  • Step 4

    Check the broccoli's texture after the 2 minutes. If it's not soft enough to your liking, put it in for another 2 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Once done cooking, remove the lid CAREFULLY as steam will come up from bowl.

    #SpoonTip: Cooking times may vary for different microwaves.

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If you are someone who finds it hard to eat broccoli, try these ways to sneak broccoli into your diet. Soon, you will want to know how to steam broccoli in the microwave to have it as a side dish for your lunch/dinner or as a nice little superfood snack.