With the advent of modern technology, people are spending less and less time on their health. Many people suffer from a variety of problems that are provoked by a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet. And if it is quite difficult to fight the sedentary lifestyle, because not everyone has the time and strength to go to the gym regularly, the problem of nutrition in the modern world can be solved quite easily.
You can order whole sets of healthy meals. You can visit health food stores and buy yourself something there or just go to a vegan cafe. But the best way to eat right is still to cook healthy meals for yourself. There are many different recipes and devices for cooking something quickly and healthily.
One of the best choices in this direction is frozen broccoli. It is a real time saver. They are already peeled, chopped and practically ready to eat. It’s almost as healthy as regular broccoli and can also be stored in the freezer for six to eight months. Frozen broccoli dishes are delicious and can vary, depending on how you prepare it.
How to thaw frozen broccoli
Don’t leave your frozen broccoli in the refrigerator or on the table so it does not melt. Otherwise it will get soggy and you will have mush. If you are using frozen broccoli in a dish with other ingredients that are not frozen, quickly steam the frozen broccoli or put them in a bowl and pour boiling water over. Leave them like this for a couple of minutes and then drain the water. Next, wipe them with paper towels to remove any excess water. This will help increase the temperature of the broccoli so that the dish cooks evenly.
How to steam frozen broccoli
A really quick and good way to cook broccoli is to steam them. It won’t give you optimal texture, but it’s a great option if you need to avoid adding fat to the dish.Pour a few inches of water into a pot and put it over medium heat. Once the water comes to a boil, place a steaming basket over it. You can use a metal colander or sieve that fits in the pan. Add the broccoli, cover, and leave for 5-8 minutes. At the end, you need to add spices to your dish and squeeze the lemon.
How to roast frozen broccoli
One of the best ways to cook frozen broccoli is to bake them in the oven. You will have delicious broccoli with a crispy crust. It’s really easy to do. All you need to do is :
- Set the oven temperature to 450 F
- Put the baking sheet in the oven while heating it up so that it heats up well.
- Roast the broccoli with the oil and seasoning
- Sprinkle it with salt, red pepper and garlic powder
- Once the oven is hot take out the baking sheet and line it with parchment
- Arrange the broccoli on the baking sheet in layers. Don’t overload the baking sheet or the broccoli will not bake
- Cook for 15 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally
Done! You should have tender broccoli with crunchy bits. Squeeze lemon on it to give it a brighter flavor.