How to Steam Broccoli in a Rice Cooker

By Rachelle Proulx

Broccoli is a super food that provides antioxidants and valuable nutrients to our bodies when consumed. Broccoli is recommended to be eaten raw for its full nutritional benefits, but steaming broccoli retains more nutrients than boiling or frying. Broccoli is easy to steam in a rice cooker and usually takes about five minutes to cook, making it a healthy and fast snack.

Steamed broccoli can be eaten alone as a healthy snack or added to a meal as nutrient-rich side.

Step 1

Wash the broccoli florets thoroughly under cool water.

Step 2

Add the water to the bottom of the rice cooker. Set the rice cooker's basket into the rice cooker. Pour the broccoli florets into the basket. Place the lid on the cooker and turn it on to cook.

Step 3

Steam the broccoli florets for about five to ten minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon if some of the florets are cooking faster than others. The cooker should turn to a warm or off setting if all the water is used up. Add more water if needed.

Step 4

Turn off the rice cooker and remove the broccoli when the florets are tender.