Butter Steamed Broccoli

"Try this method with any vegetable."
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  • Cut the broccoli into florets, discarding stems or reserving for another use.
  • Combine the florets with butter, soy sauce and 1/4 inch water in a skillet large enough to hold the florets in a single layer.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Remove cover and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 -3 minutes longer.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir florets to coat with sauce and serve.

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  1. Maito
    The soy and butter are subtle in this, but nice. I added very little water so when I took the lid off at 3 minutes the liquid was all evaporated - unfortunately the broccoli was also already overcooked by then. Maybe doing 1 minute covered and 1 minute uncovered would be just right.
  2. linguinelisa
    I loved this simple, easy recipe. I cooked it about 5 minutes after removing the lid. I used too much water so it didn't evaporate (I always have trouble judging how much to put in the pan) so I just removed the florets with a slotted spoon. I have broccoli all the time and this recipe is a welcome addition to my recipe file!
  3. bmcnichol
    This was a good basic recipe. We eat a lot of broccoli and this made for a nice change. I followed the recipe as written other then I used I can't believe it's not butter as that is all I buy. We all enjoyed this.
  4. Outta Here
    Very simple recipe that tastes great. Makes a great side for chicken and mashed potatoes. Made for Best of 2012 game.
  5. loof751
    Easy and tasty way to prepare broccoli! I used lite soy sauce and it added a nice flavor - only had to add a bit of pepper after cooking. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2012 event, recommended by linguinelisa


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