The best way to keep your broccoli fresh and tasty is to blanch it with salt and sesame oil. It's easy, healthy and so versatile. The blanched broccoli keeps well for up to 3-4 days in the fridge and is ready to enjoy any time!
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add salt and stems. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the sesame oil and continue to cook until florets are almost tender, about 2.5 to 3 minutes. Since we will not transfer the broccoli to iced water to stop cooking further, we have to take it out before it’s completely done. The remaining heat will continue to cook broccoli.
Drain water and let cool. If you like, drizzle additional sesame oil over the broccoli. Put the cooled broccoli in the glass container for storing.
Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Serve as it is or use in other recipes (add to Cream Stew, etc). I sprinkle sesame seeds when serving as it is.
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