This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you love a quick side dish, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Broccoli. Steam up perfect broccoli florets in under 5 minutes with minimal effort with your Instant Pot!
My family loves Asian dishes. I would say it’s because of the fact that my husband is Filipino, but I think I love them as much as he does. I often make my own fried rice and various dishes, but I’m always looking for ways to making weeknight dinners more simple to save time.
Last November I discovered Ling Ling Fried Rice Entrees and I’ve been buying them ever since. I love sauteeing a bag for myself for lunch, but lately I’ve been incorporating them more into our family dinners to give myself a little break on time – and because they’re so delicious.
The girls and I have also been talking about different holidays and we’re using next week’s Chinese New Year as the perfect reason to have some of our favorite foods!
While all the Ling Ling frozen entrees incorporate tasty seasoned vegetables, my girls love broccoli so I often steam a side of broccoli a few times a week. One of my favorite ways to steam veggies lately is with my Instant Pot. I love that it’s a “set it and forget it” type appliance and I can make perfectly steamed Instant Pot broccoli in less than 5 minutes.
To make the broccoli fit with our Asian inspired dinner a little more, I added in garlic, a little lemon juice, and soy sauce with my water. To make perfectly steamed broccoli, you actually set your Instant Pot at Manual for “0” minutes. Once it beeps and reaches pressure, do a quick release and you’ll have perfectly cooked Instant Pot broccoli!
It’s the perfect side dish to go with any Asian inspired meal for Chinese New Year, but definitely with our favorite Ling Ling entree, Yakitori Chicken. It’s one of five different flavor combinations and definitely the one the girls ask for the most. The ingredients [rice, chicken, and vegetables] are infused with Asian flavors and taste so authentic that you feel like you’re totally transported directly to Asia.
You can find them, along with Ling Ling Noodles and Potstickers in the frozen section of your favorite grocery store.
- Fresh Broccoli Florets
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- Butter [optional]
- To make Soy Sauce version:
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 cloves chopped Garlic
- Place rinsed broccoli florets into steamer basket.
- Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add other ingredients if you choose to make flavor variants of this Instant Pot broccoli.
- Touch "Manual" button on Instant Pot and lower timer to "1".
- When Instant Pot beeps to let you know it's reached pressure, do a quick release [by moving valve to release] and remove broccoli immediately. Enjoy!
I find that the bigger florets cook better. Split after steaming.
To make Soy Sauce version, add 2 tbsp Soy Sauce and 2 cloves chopped Garlic.