My Broccoli Secret: how to steam broccoli in record time!

How to steam broccoli in MINUTES! From

Warning: this is a random post.

As I mentioned in my Embracing Imperfections post, I'm working on posting those thousands of random quick tips that pop into my head, but never make it to the blog because it's not elaborate, earth shaking, or flattering (as you'll see in the video…trust me).

So another fair warning for you: you're going to see a lot more of the quick snippet posts around here for the next little while. I'm SOOO bogged down with trying to finish my book and working on the super secret project that I just have to do what I can. Love it, hate it, take it or leave it, I'll continue to do my best for y'all!

That being said, please enjoy this incredibly unflattering video of how I steam my fresh veggies in just minutes! Being able to cook veggies so quickly allows us to have a balanced meal without paying for convenience, pre-packaged food. It also helps us use up what we have in the fridge. Yes, conventional steaming is healthier. But it's better to have microwaved broccoli for dinner than none at all, right? *pound it* So without further adieu, here is:

My Broccoli is Faster Than Yours: How to Steam Veggies in Minutes

 Watch the video online or click and watch below:

Bon Appetit!



  1. I believe you could cut out the water as well. I microwave mine as well. I have a family of 6, 5 kids and myself. I cook mine in a microwave safe container (Tupperware) with NO water. The water in the broccoli is all it needs to steam itself. Try it 🙂 Might be able to cut out a step.

  2. Hey Jordan, did you know you can peel that jumbo stalk of broccoli you’re holding at the end of the video and nuke it too? Might as well use the whole thing, right? Just peel off the tough outer stalk with a veggie peeler, slice the remaining stalk into rounds and toss it in the bowl with the florets and nuke away! Much less waste and tasty too. Enjoy!

  3. Good idea, but you just killed all the goodness in your broccoli by putting in the microwave. throw your broccoli in a pan with a little water, steam it for 5 minutes, just as quick and WAY healthier with all the nutrients intact!!

  4. Thanks for the good advice–and it gave us a good laugh too.
    We did it immediately after watching and it was GREAT!

  5. The stalks are my favourite part of broccoli! I don’t even bother peeling them, just slice into rounds, and again in half if they are really big, pop them in with the florets and off they go.

    I don’t have a microwave, but a saucepan with a lid and an old fashioned metal vegetable steamer basket, a little hot water and it’s done in 4 to 5 minutes on the stove. Just as quick really.

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