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Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli

No steamer basket required for this recipe. A modest amount of liquid in a standard skillet steams the broccoli to perfection.



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1 lb. broccoli, cut into medium florets (6 cups loosely packed)
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2 Tbs. mirin or sake
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1 Tbs. tamari
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1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
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1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
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1 pinch salt
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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.

Nutrition Information: 

4 g
Total Fat: 
2 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
7 g
0 mg
264 mg
3 g
1 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

quick, easy, and everyone loved it.


YUM! I tried this last night and it was absolutely delicious! I also blog about vegetarian recipes that are designed to fuel the active person...containing functional calories for energy, less than 10 grams of fat, and more than 10 grams of protein per serving. Check out if you are interested! Thank you again for so many AWESOME ideas!

any way to dump the photo when I print? useless, and makes the thing go to a second page

Tim: Cut and paste recipe to a word document and print from there.

Very good and simple.


I thought tamari was made with wheat (in addition to soy), or am I thinking of something else?

This is so good. I only had regular sesame oil but it was still good. I am picking up some toasted sesame oil today so I can see how much better it is going to be. I can eat this regularly.

I need a simple recipe

you can get organic tamari that isgluten free by SAN-J

Quick, simple and yummy!

Thought you would be interested Jon

Thank u

looks very good... I am cleansing now, but will try this after my post/cleanse... thank you

i would like it with out the sesame seeds

Used sliced carrots and parsnips instead of broccoli. Forgot to add 1/4 water ( it wasn't listed in the ingredients) and it still turned out to be delicious! Carrots and parsnips began to caramelize! Thanks for a tasty, easy, quick recipe. Ann

This is delicious but beware - Following one of the comments, I tried leaving out the water and the sauce burnt and stuck to the pan. Next time I will stick to the recipe and the 1/4 cup water.