Broccoli facts and general information about broccoli
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Broccoli is Available:
Available year round but their true season is fall to early spring.
How does It Grow:
Broccoli grows from a seed planted in the garden.
What to Look for When Buying:
Broccoli should be dark green with no yellowish or purple color.
Store in your refrigerator
How to Cook:
Eat chopped in salads, soups, stir fry, sauté, in casseroles,
boiled, steamed or eat as is. Try steaming your broccoli for more
Broccoli is high in Vitamin C, beta carotene and Vitamin A. One
serving size is 1 cup.
In saucepan, have adult add Rice-a-Roni and seasoning
packet to water. Simmer 8-10 minutes. Add chopped broccoli and cook
until tender. In separate bowl have child mix soup and cream cheese
together. Add to pan and stir until melted.
1 pkg. frozen broccoli
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook and drain broccoli. Chop or cut broccoli into small pieces.
In a bowl, blend bread crumbs, cheddar cheese and eggs together.
Stir in chopped broccoli.
Roll a small amount of broccoli mixture into a ball and place on a
greased cookie sheet or baking pan. Continue with remaining
broccoli mixture. Bake broccoli balls in a 375 degree oven for 20
minutes. Flip balls and bake another 10 minutes.
Roasted Broccoli and Bacon
6 bacon slices, cut into small pieces
2 heads of broccoli, separated and cut into small florets
5 large cloves of garlic, minced
4-5 Tablespoons canola or other cooking oil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Sea salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place a sheet of heavy
duty aluminum foil in a rimmed baking tray.
Cut the broccoli into small florets and wash well. Dry the
broccoli florets by blotting the florets gently with paper towels.
Transfer the broccoli florets to a large zip lock bag and add the
chopped bacon pieces, the avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, ground
black pepper, sea salt and minced garlic cloves to the broccoli
florets in the bag.
Seal the bag nicely and properly and toss the ingredients around in
the bag to coat the broccoli and bacon pieces nicely with the
seasonings and the oil.
Transfer the coated broccoli florets and bacon to the baking tray
and roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the vegetables and
the bacon pieces are browned from all sides. Flip the contents
of the baking tray every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.
1 package frozen chopped broccoli thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
9 inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In bowl, add eggs and milk until
blended. Stir in chopped broccoli and shredded cheese. Stir together
and spoon into pie crust. Bake 40 minutes until knife inserted in
middle comes out clean.
Serve with a fresh fruit salad.
Beef and Broccoli
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound beef sirloin steaks
1 package frozen broccoli thawed
onion soup mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Heat oil in pan and cook steak until done. Set aside. Add soup
mix to 1 1/4 cups water. Pour into pan and add broccoli, brown sugar
and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Cook several minutes then add steak
to the pan. Cook until broccoli is tender.
Cook over cooked rice or noodles.