Easy Microwave Steamed Broccoli

One thing I love to eat is steamed broccoli.  The trouble is that I don’t have a double boiler or anything else useful to help me get the broccoli steamed.  I’m also lazy.  But I still want to eat at least a little healthy, so I came up with an easy way to get my veggie fix without much effort.


It really is very basic.

Take broccoli- I buy it in a bag, but a head will work just fine

Cut into medium to small pieces

Put i microwave safe bowl

Dribble a little water in there- a few tablespoons will usually do the trick

Cover with lid- but tightly but with a small edge unsealed to vent a small amount of the pressure

Microwave for 7-10 minutes (depending on your microwave)


Easy Microwaved Steamed Broccoli// A Boy, A Girl, and the Marine Corps

This is what happens if you seal the lid completely- About 5 minutes in, the lid flew off and I had to stop and fix it.

Now, I’m not one for plain or steamed broccoli if I can have it as something more.  Especially since I tend to eat it as a meal VS a side.  To make your broccoli fancy, simply add some toppings.  I like to put a little soy sauce in with my water and some bacon bits and garlic.  It doesn’t effect your cooking time unless you add so much that it creates a considerably larger amount.

Easy, tasty and a great way to get your veggies in a snap.


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About A Girl

A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a 11 year veteran of the USMC reserves, whom she meet shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both.

10 thoughts on “Easy Microwave Steamed Broccoli

  1. I didn’t realize you could microwave to steam. Looks good!
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  2. My mom has always done this, it’s funny I always thought it was a lazy way because my mother in law uses all the fancy steamer and everything.
    Then I learned it’s actually the smart way ;)

  3. Yum! Though I like to add bacon and cheese so they end not being as healthy. I figure it’s better than not eating them at all athough:)

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