Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli


No steamer basket required for this recipe. A modest amount of liquid in a standard skillet steams the broccoli to perfection.

  • 1 lb. broccoli, cut into medium florets (6 cups loosely packed)
  • 2 Tbs. mirin or sake
  • 1 Tbs. tamari
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds

Place broccoli, mirin, tamari, ginger, oil, and 1/4 cup water in large (2- to 3-qt.) skillet. Cover, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Steam 4 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds.

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 57
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 264 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
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