Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A different take on broccoli.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Cook onions in butter for 1 minute.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt until smooth. Stir into saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Stir in orange peel; toss broccoli with sauce.
Most Helpful

I wanted to find something different to do with broccoli and this was great. I doubled the recipe because my kids love to put sauce on everything. I think it would be great as a stir fry sauce, too. Thanks for sharing!

cookingmother December 06, 2010

We loved the combination of broccoli and orange juice; they really went well together. Next time, I think I will use only 1 teaspoon of brown sugar as the orange juice provided a bit of sweetness itself, but we really enjoyed this new way to make broccoli with a citrus sauce. My son finished his right away, saying it's "not the same old boring broccoli" :).

TasteTester March 27, 2010

Oh boy was this yummy! I'm so sorry I did not try this earlier as we love broccoli in this house and this is a great new way to prepare the veggie. I loved the sauce - the orange flavor is excellent. Thanks for sharing!

HokiesMom February 08, 2010