Steamed Broccoli

Ready in Less than 6 Minutes
Another Post-Earthquake Formula


Here’s another from the family of recipes that emerged in Japan after the great earthquake in Fukushima in Northeast Japan in 2011.

Cooks were looking for ways to reduce energy use in the kitchen, both by not making kitchens hot and by using less energy by using science and technology to reduce cooking time..

This recipe makes tender steamed Broccoli in under 6 minutes and doesn’t require heating a huge pot of water.

Steamed Broccoli



1 bunch of Broccoli, trimmed and sliced thinly
3 tablespoons Water


Place the Broccoli and Water in a skillet with a tight-fitting lid, cover and cook at high heat for 3 minutes.

Turn off the heat, and wait another 3 minutes before opening the skillet and covering. Do not open the cover until the 3 minutes have passed.

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli

Other recipes in this flash-cooking family include Boiled Eggs, Roast Beef, White Rice and Fried Vegetables.


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