Kicked Up Steamed Broccoli 

Broccoli has got to be my absolute favorite vegetable. It’s kid friendly, versatile, and oh so scrumptious. Below is one of my favorite, fast ways to prepare broccoli that brings out all of it’s earthy goodness.

1 head broccoli
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp neutral flavored oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp crushed, dried red pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Trim the baby leaves and woody ends of the broccoli off, slice stalks lengthwise. Heat a saucepan to high and whisk together water, oil, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and add broccoli sections. Steam 3 minutes on high, then turn off the heat. Let broccoli stand for another 2 – 3 minutes. Toss it around in the pan to coat with the steaming liquid and serve immediately.