Broccoli Tip !
Sometimes I am too busy with working and looking after my kids that the broccoli goes to waste in my fridge.
On top of that, even if I remember to steam it and serve for dinner, my kids sometimes refuse to eat it!
Which is when I found this fabulous Japanese technique for freezing broccoli which will save you time, money, as well as enable you to secretly slip in some nutritious broccoli into your cooking.
- Pinch of salt
Wash the broccoli
Cut a cross in the stems of the broccoli and cook for 3 min in boiling water with a pinch of salt. After boiling, plunge into icy cold water
Finely chop the cooked broccoli
Place the chopped broccoli in a zip lock bag, squeeze out the air, and label with the date
Freeze. Make sure you freeze it lying flat so the broccoli doesn't stick into one big clump. Once it has frozen lying flat, you can further squeeze out any remaining air and roll into a compact shape to save freezer space
This freezing technique will keep the broccoli super fresh for 2 weeks so you can use it little by little during the week in your cooking, or mix with freshly cooked rice for a delicious broccoli rice onigiri!