Broccoli with Golden Raisins

I have to admit we pretty much only steam vegetables when we cook them.  We all seem to prefer them that way, and it’s SUPER easy.  However, when I saw this recipe and it looked simple enough, I thought I’d give it a try while I already had golden raisins in the house from making the Moroccan Quinoa. It turned out pretty good, and has a little kick too (though it’s still mild enough for the little ones!).  I used frozen broccoli, because it’s what I had – which meant I just needed to cook it a little longer.


Broccoli with Golden Raisins

from The Can’t Cookbook (similar recipe here)

serves 4



1 lb. frozen broccoli (or fresh, cut into florets)

3 garlic cloves, peeled & smashed

3 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. kosher salt



In a medium pan on medium-low heat, add 3 tbsp. of olive oil until it shimmers.  Add garlic cloves until they are lightly browned (about 2 minutes).  Carefully remove garlic cloves with tongs and discard garlic.  Add broccoli, water, raisins, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir and cover for 3-5 minutes.  Remove cover and check if broccoli is cooked.  This may take a few more minutes if using frozen broccoli – watch closely, you don’t want it to be mushy.   Once broccoli is steamed, serve immediately and enjoy!

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