Cook broccoli perfectly each and every time in the Instant Pot. Keep it simple and serve up the broccoli plain with salt and pepper or choose one of the easy flavors to add after cooking to add more flavor to broccoli and create unique broccoli side dishes to complement meals.
Trim down the broccoli florets if needed into even sized pieces.
Place 1 cup of water in the IP liner pan. Then insert the trivet.
Place the steamer basket inside the IP pan and add the broccoli.
Secure the lid and make sure the pressure valve is closed.
Set the IP for 1 minute high pressure cooking.
As soon as it’s done cooking, carefully move the pressure valve to the open position to release the steam.
Open the lid and serve up your broccoli plain or with one of the flavors in the recipe.
Make One of the Flavor Additions for Broccoli
Choose the flavor you prefer, spicy, sesame or ginger lime.
Combine the ingredients listed above for the flavoring.
When broccoli is finished cooking, transfer to a bowl and toss with the flavor mixture and serve up the broccoli.
Nutrition Calculation:The nutrition shown in the recipe card reflects the broccoli cooked alone.Here is additional information for the three different flavors:Spicy: 44 calories, 7 g carbs, 3 g protein, 1 g fat, 35 g sodium, 303 mg potassium, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar.Sesame: 64 calories, 7 g carbs, 3 g protein, 4 g fat, 89 g sodium, 293 mg potassium, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar.Ginger lime: 53 calories, 7 g carbs, 3 g protein, 2 g fat, 33 g sodium, 297 mg potassium, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar.Expert Tips for Making Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli:Don't place the broccoli directly in water inside the Instant Pot. For best results use a steamer basket to hold the broccoli above the water.Don’t let the broccoli sit in the Instant Pot. As soon as it’s done cooking, release the pressure and remove it from the Instant Pot. While the lid is still on, the broccoli will continue to cook and turn into a pile of mush if you leave it sitting.Add the flavors to Instant Pot broccoli just before serving. Citric acid has the tendency to turn green veggies brown, so toss it with the cooked broccoli just before serving.