Steamed Broccoli with Mushrooms

Yield: 3 portions

Steamed Broccoli with Mushrooms

Steamed broccoli recipe

Steamed Broccoli with Mushrooms is an absolutely delicious meal. The biggest advantages of this meal are the simple cooking process, low-calorie content, and high nutritional value.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Large broccoli bunch
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons of cooking olive oil
  • 3 Chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 red paprika (to make the meal visually more appealing).
  • Salt
  • Cooked white rice to serve with stir-fried broccoli

Instructions

  1. Trim the stems and florets off the broccoli and cut into one-inch pieces. Remove the outer skin of broccoli stalks with a peeler and slice it in 1/4-inch-thick on the diagonal side.
  2. Slice the larger mushrooms in a half and leave smaller ones as they are.
  3. Cut paprika horizontally in thin slices to ensure it will be cooked well.
  4. Chop the garlic cloves.
  5. Put all the ingredients in a casserole or a shallow pot.
  6. Add a preferred amount of salt and 3 teaspoons of olive oil.
  7. Place the pot with the ingredients on a heated stove. Put a glass lid (preferably one with a steam vent) on and turn the temperature on the high settings.
  8. You can leave it unattended for a few minutes, then start to closely monitor the cooking process. Lift the lid and stir the ingredients with a wooden spatula to ensure that the food will not stick to the bottom.
  9. The added water and the moisture from mushrooms will create a moist environment that will ensure that the steam will not escape fast. This will help prevent burning.
  10. When the meal is about running out of steam, stir the ingredients once again and turn the heat off. Let the pot sit on the stove for another few minutes without the lid and closely monitor (and mixed if needed) to prevent burning.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3 servings

Serving Size

300 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 300 cal per servingTotal Fat Low FatgFiber High FibergSugar Low SugarsgProtein Yesg

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed nutritionist, so nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Broccoli and mushrooms

Broccoli is full of nutrition. When you eat broccoli, it makes you fit and is a great source of fiber. 1 cup of raw broccoli has 2.3 grams of fiber which is equal to about 10 % of your daily need. This green vegetable also contains protein. One cup of broccoli contains about 3 grams of protein. Mushrooms are also some of the richest sources of vegetable proteins.

Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C; about half a cup of broccoli contains 70% of your daily value of Vitamin C.

Broccoli prepared for cooking

Steamed Broccoli with Mushrooms is easy to make. It takes about 25 minutes to cook (10 minutes to clean and chop the ingredients and 15 minutes of cooking). It is a simple recipe and all it takes very little effort to cook.

It could be served on its own with a few slices of bread, or with a cooked white rice

Once cooked, it could last in the fridge for up to 3 days (theoretically). In real life, this delicious meal will be eaten soon after cooked.

The biggest advantages of this delicious meal are the simple cooking process, low-calorie content, and high nutritional value.

broccoli with mushrooms cooking process

Tips

  • Don’t cook large amounts of broccoli at once to avoid it getting smashed and too soft. Also, to hold its beauty, try not to over-cook the broccoli (like I did this time).
  • Alternatively, you can use the pack of frozen broccoli, but in such a case, you should slightly reduce cooking time.
  • Using enamel coated cookware is suitable for storing in the fridge, so you have fewer dishes to clean. Uncoated cookware may not be suitable for storing meals due to potential leaching from the metal surface into your meal.
  • Using garlic powder instead of chopped garlic can save you time and will not negatively affect the taste.
broccoli with mushrooms steamed

Don’t Overcook your Broccoli

As you may have noticed I slightly over-cooked my broccoli, but I don’t mind it at all. If there were no mushrooms it would be a minus. But mushrooms do the magic and even over-cooked broccoli with mushrooms is an adorable meal. I also added little more oil than I recommended since I like it this way, but you decide for yourself. The meal is certainly healthier without that additional amount of oil.

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