Orange Broccoli – 2 Minutes Microwave Recipe

Orange Broccoli - 2 minutes Microwaved Recipe

2 minutes in the microwave and it’s ready to devour…

Why do so many people frown upon seeing broccoli on their plate? Apparently, I get along with it quite well. I am not a fan of raw broccoli though. Soups, stir frying and baking have been my usual way of preparing broccoli. Last night for dinner, I grilled drumsticks and wanted to serve a veggie side with it. Broccoli was my pick and I tried microwaving it rather than baking or grilling it.

Over cooking broccoli(or any vegetables) will result in loss of the nutrients, so to retain the nutrients it’s good to steam cook or microwave it. This way broccoli won’t turn mushy, it will still have a crunchy texture. I wasn’t up for just microwaving the broccoli, I wanted it to be flavorful. I added fresh orange zest and orange juice to make it flavorful and juicy. My husband and I loved the orange flavor in the broccoli and it was refreshing.

Orange Broccoli – 2 Minutes Microwave Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli, separated into florets- 1 small
  • Orange Zest- grate the zest from half of the fresh orange
  • Orange Juice, fresh-  squeeze the juice of 1 orange
  • Garlic, minced- 1 large
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- little
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp

Instruction

  • Separate the broccoli florets and rinse it under running water.
  • Combine all the above mentioned ingredients in a microwave proof glass bowl.
  • Microwave in high power for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave and serve as a side dish along with rice pilaf, baked or grilled chicken.

 

Orange Broccoli - 2 Minutes Microwave Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Broccoli, separated into florets- 1 small
  • Orange Zest- grate the zest from half of the fresh orange
  • Orange Juice, fresh-  squeeze the juice of 1 orange
  • Garlic, minced- 1 large
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- little
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
Instructions
  1. Separate the broccoli florets and rinse it under running water.
  2. Combine all the above mentioned ingredients in a microwave proof glass bowl.
  3. Microwave in high power for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from the microwave and serve as a side dish along with rice pilaf, baked or grilled chicken.

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