Regardless of how I choose to use my broccoli in a dish, I always first steam my broccoli in the microwave in a covered microwave-safe dish. It comes out perfectly cooked - with some bite to it - and then you can season it however you chose or add it to a stir fry or pasta dish. So see the directions below if you just want an easy way to make perfect broccoli any and every time you need it. You can also roast the broccoli - which is amazing all on it's own. Roast for 20-30 minutes at 425 degrees, stirring once halfway through. Just sprinkle with olive, salt, and pepper first.
1 bunch broccoli (abot 1-1/4 lb), cut into florets
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp kosher salt
Microwave the broccoli with the water covered for 4 minutes. While the broccoli cooks, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then add the breadcrumbs and cook for another 2 minutes until they are toasted. Then remove from the heat. When the broccoli is finished, remove with a slotted spoon so as to not get any of the water as well and add to the bread crumbs. Toss well and serve hot.