Recipe: Steamed Sesame-Ginger Broccoli

Looking for a quick side dish to make with dinner or as a snack?  I think this one will fit the bill. A one pot recipe that’s delicious and nutritious. No steamer basket required, just a modest amount of liquid, and a standard skillet steams the broccoli perfectly.


  • 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.

This recipe is also from Vegetarian Times Magazine