Broccoli/ Japanese freezing technique

5 Steps for freezing broccoli – Japanese secret technique

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.

Ingredients

  • Broccoli
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Wash the broccoli

2

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

3

Finely chop the cooked broccoli

4

Place the chopped broccoli in a zip lock bag, squeeze out the air, and label with the date

5

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

Notes

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!

This freezing method is perfect if you often have broccoli that goes to waste in the fridge

This freezing method is perfect if you often have broccoli that goes to waste in the fridge

 

Step 1. Wash the broccoli

Step 1. Wash the broccoli

 

Step 2. Cut a cross in the stems of the broccoli and cook for 3 min in boiling water

Step 2. Cut a cross in the stems of the broccoli and cook for 3 min in boiling water. After boiling, plunge into icy cold water.

 

Step 3. Finely chop the cooked broccoli

Step 3. Finely chop the cooked broccoli

Step 4. Place the chopped broccoli in a zip lock bag, squeeze out the air, and label with the date.

Step 4. Place the chopped broccoli in a zip lock bag, squeeze out the air, and label with the date.

 

Step 5. Freeze the zip lock bags of broccoli. It is best to freeze it lying flat so the broccoli doesn't stick into one big clump. Once it has frozen lying flat, you can roll into a compact shape to save freezer space. Use the broccoli little by little in your cooking during the week, or mix into freshly cooked rice for a delicious broccoli rice!

Step 5. Freeze the zip lock bags of broccoli. It is best to freeze it lying flat so the broccoli doesn’t stick into one big clump. Once it has frozen lying flat, you can roll into a compact shape to save freezer space. Use the broccoli little by little in your cooking during the week, or mix into freshly cooked rice for a delicious broccoli rice!

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