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How to Steam Broccoli - Instant Pot

Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli, is an easiest and a healthier way to make broccoli in a pressure cooker by preserving most of its nutrients value and its vibrant color!!  
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli,steamed broccoli,instant pot,instant pot steamed broccoli, instant pot recipes, instant pot vegetarian recipes, vegetarian recipes, side dish, easy recipes,healthy recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

  • 1 broccoli head cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

Option 1: If using broccoli as a side dish:

  • Wash the broccoli and cut into florets.
  • Turn on Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure cook mode (high) for "0" mins
    Note: "ZERO" minutes is NOT a typo.
  • Add water, place a steamer, add broccoli florets. Close the Instant Pot, vent sealed.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps, quickly release the pressure. Open the Instant Pot, remove the broccoli.
  • Optional- Place the steamer basket under cold water for 5-10 sec to stop further cooking.
  • Broccoli is now ready to be used into your favorite dish. Enjoy!

Option 2: If using broccoli as in salads:

  • Wash the broccoli and cut into florets.
  • Turn on Instant Pot to saute mode (high).
  • Add water, bring the water to a rolling boil. Turn off Instant Pot.
  • Place a steamer, add broccoli florets. Cover the Instant Pot with a glass lid.
  • Wait for 30-60 secs, the broccoli changes its color to vibrant green. Remove the steamer from the IP.
  • Optional- Place the steamer basket under cold water for 5-10 sec to stop further cooking.
  • Broccoli is now ready to be used in salads. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Depending upon how crunchy or how tender you like your broccoli, one can adjust the pressure level to low or high. For crunchy, select low pressure, for tender select high.
  2. Once the broccoli is done cooking, you may place the steamer basket under cold water for 5-10 sec to stop further cooking.
  3. Please use the cooking guide as discussed earlier in the post for the best results.