Time for cooking broccoli in the pan varies from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how big the vegetables you are using and whether they are prior to this heat treatment.
If you cook fresh, young broccoli, try to keep it useful composition, placing sauté the minimum time. To start, thoroughly rinse broccoli and divide the hive to blossoms. You can prepare the entire inflorescence or cut the cabbage into small pieces. Fluffy the top of the broccoli can be eaten while green, the flowers began to bloom. If the plant begins to bloom, cut off the "bouquet", keeping only the legs of the inflorescences.
Preheat the pan, pour in a little vegetable oil. Put into a pan broccoli. You can prepare a vegetable stew, adding broccoli favorite vegetables. To do this, pour the products half way with water, cover. After 5 minutes of boiling add salt, add pepper, curry, ginger, lemon zest, nutmeg to taste. Sauté the vegetables on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the water boils away, remove the lid, add the finely chopped dill, parsley, Basil, stir well and heat another couple minutes. The dish is ready when the vegetables (including broccoli) will become soft and pleasant to the taste.
Young broccoli can be fried separately and bringing them until soft. Cook the cabbage in a hot pan with vegetable oil, its seasoned with your favorite spices. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the inflorescence and the stem. To determine the readiness of vegetables can be when they are easy to razzhevyvaniya, but will retain light and pleasant crunch. So broccoli will retain more nutrients.
If you cut the broccoli more than a week ago, they will not be so obvious exquisite taste of fresh vegetable. You can reduce the frying time if you pre-cook the broccoli until soft. Place the cabbage in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Note that for full cooking of broccoli is enough for 7-10 minutes. When the cabbage is slightly softened, fry it in vegetable oil, adding favorite spices. In this case, fry the broccoli just need 3-5 minutes.
If you want to cook frozen broccoli, lay them in the pan straight from the refrigerator, not defrosting. Of frozen vegetables it is best to prepare a vegetable stew, it does not add water to the pan as it will appear from melted ice. But the spices in this case will be mandatory.