Meatless Monday – Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe, so I thought I’d give you all an easy one to try out this week. Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli makes a satisfying side dish to Asian-flavored food (I’m thinking with the nice weather, anything from the grill will taste great with it).

Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable that, when cooked right, is really delicious. A serving of broccoli is packed Vitamin C and K, and a good source of several other nutrients. Read more about broccoli and how to get kids to eat it at the World’s Healthiest Foods website.

Here’s the recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Times Magazine’s website. There isn’t much to it, few ingredients and few minutes cooking. You can find mirin and tamari in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores.

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Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli


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.



About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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