Broccoli Obrien’s

We have made the Broccoli stem a staple in our program from the very start.  If you are looking for cruciferous (stemmy and leafy) vegetable look no further than the Broccoli stem! Here is a look at culinary compatriot and friend Mike whipping up a few in the kitchen Saturday Morning.

Broccoli stems are as nutritious as the broccoli crown. One hundred grams of broccoli stems contains 28 calories, 2.98 grams of protein, 48 milligrams of calcium, .88 milligrams of iron, 25 milligrams of magnesium, 325 milligrams of potassium, 27 milligrams of sodium and 400 IU of vitamin A. One hundred grams of broccoli florets contains identical nutrition information, making broccoli stems just as healthy and vitamin-packed as the more visually appealing broccoli florets.

I cook them in chicken bullion for about six minutes and throw them in the fridge until I need them then saute them in with veggies in a little olive oil spray.  Delicious.  

2 thoughts on “Broccoli Obrien’s

  1. LentilChef, How do the broccoli compare to cauliflower? I'm a huge fan of both but like to mix it up and sometimes even make a warm salad with both? Also, can you give me examples of spices I can use in every day cooking, spices that helps my inner furnace going? I know about simple pepper and cinnamon, any others that you would recommend?Thanks !

  2. Broccoli O'Briens can be Cauliflower obriens, mixed obriens, or you could use fennel bulbs to spice it up, any cruciferous vegetable you can cut in chucks will work. then prepare them like you would obrien potatoes saute with peppers and onions, add red pepper flakes! Great question!

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