Electric cookers are not just for cooking rice. As with microwaves and other appliances, most brands of this pan come with a basket for steam cooking. Using a crockpot as a pressure cooker may take longer than cooking on the stove, but the kitchen space will be a little more spacious. Time to cook!
Part 1 of 3: Preparing the Broccoli
Step 1. Wash them
Rub them under running water to get rid of all the dirt.
Step 2. Cut the broccoli into branches
Leave them on individual branches, as if you were going to serve them, and place them properly in the crockpot.
- Take out the stem (or stem).
- And slice each branch.
Part 2 of 3: Steaming Broccoli
Step 1. Add water
Put ¼ cup (60 ml) to ⅓ cup (80 ml) of water into the pot and then into the steamer basket.
Step 2. Place the broccoli sprigs
Stack them in the steamer until it is almost full. Check that there is nothing under it to avoid the risk of being cooked.
It's interesting to put the larger pieces on the bottom and the smaller ones on top to fit better
Step 3. Start cooking the broccoli
Read the manual for the correct cooking times (on average, the time is five minutes). Cover the pan, turn it on and set the timer at the same time you turn on the pan.
Step 4. Turn off the pan and unplug it
It will continue to cook the broccoli if left on and in the “warm up” function.
Step 5. Drain the broccoli and soak in cold running water to cut off the heat and stop cooking
Part 3 of 3: Serving or Storing Broccoli
Step 1. Consume them immediately if you are going to eat
Serve it alone, as an accompaniment to another dish or in a salad.
Step 2. Freeze them if storing
Freezing extends the shelf life of a food and also applies to broccoli. When frozen, they remain good for consumption for a year.
- Spread the branches in the basket so they don't touch.
- Quickly freeze them for an hour or two.
- Store them in a tightly closed container, or in a bag for freezing food, along with the date they were steamed.