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Jan 18th, 2006, 08:37 AM
i got some raw braccoli today but one problem... no idea how to cook it! or what to cook it with to keep the calories to a minimum! help!!:confused:

Jan 18th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Steam it until it is bright green. Don't cook it until it turns yellow green and limp. My favorite salad at a nearby Italian restaurant is steamed broccoli, which is then chilled and served with olive oil and lemon juice. Its good raw, too, dipped in hummus, but I like it steamed best, or sauteed. You can also slice the stem into thin slices and add them to a stir fry. Peel the thickest part of the stem first.

Enjoy! :)

Jan 18th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Streamed Broccoli is so very yummy and very good for you!!!

Jan 18th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Stir fry.

Has anyone ever had chinese broccoli??

Jane M
Jan 18th, 2006, 05:45 PM
I like broccoli lightly steamed then tossed in a pan with lots of garlic sauteed in olive olive oil. I'm on a garlic kick right now though.

Jan 18th, 2006, 05:51 PM
it's good if you just lightly steam it with a bit of sea salt

Jan 18th, 2006, 07:02 PM
I love broccoli :D I finished the last of mine yesterday :( I wish I had some more.

I just boil mine in a small amount of water (just for a few minutes. I'd steam but I don't have a steamer) and have it plain or with sesame oil.

Jan 18th, 2006, 07:43 PM
wow thanks so much for the ideas!

Feb 1st, 2006, 10:58 AM
Eat it raw in a salad? It soaks up a viniagrette dressing nicely btw

Feb 1st, 2006, 12:56 PM
Has anyone ever had chinese broccoli??
Yes. I LOVE it!

Feb 1st, 2006, 02:36 PM
PS: Broccoli gives me gas! :p So if you know you're a gassy person, I'd eat this on the weekend or something when you won't be seeing much people. :D

Feb 1st, 2006, 07:35 PM
break into lil florets n chiuck in a pan with a little oil,diced corguettes n halved cherry tomatoes.season..stir fry until everything tender..add vinagrette /italian dressing or salsa, and whatever the hell else u want....lol
i love that one.goes well with quinoa.

Feb 2nd, 2006, 08:37 AM
raw and dipped in spinach hummous.

Feb 4th, 2006, 02:11 AM
I eat it raw - on salads or with hummus

Also good on pizza, or in a burrito.

I will have to try steaming it! I just never do.

I put it in a coconut curry last week.

Is chinese broccoli bok choy? I thought it was anyway...