Friday, December 25, 2009

Microwave Broccoli

We know, it doesn't sound particularly delicious. You might wonder, "The Ratty has steamed broccoli, so why would I waste my time firing up the microwave for a few vegetables?!" For one, you can control how cooked your broccoli is. Secondly, you can season your broccoli. And last but not least, microwave broccoli turns an awesome other-worldly bright green that just looks cool.

Microwave Broccoli
a few broccoli florets (raw, from salad bar)
a drop of sesame oil
a drop of soy sauce
a drop of broth (any clear soup will do, like beef broth or onion soup) or water
black pepper

1. Get a bowl and combine everything in the bowl.
2. Microwave on high power for 45 seconds, or until broccoli has turned a bright green slightly translucent color. The goal is to get it cooked but not mushy.