Orange Broccoli Florets Recipe
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Orange Broccoli Florets Recipe

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This easy side dish is a regular menu item at Paula Kenny's home in New Hudson, Michigan. "The citrus flavor makes the broccoli seem special," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 53 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place broccoli and 1 in. of water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in orange peel. Drain broccoli; add orange juice mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Orange Broccoli Florets in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p13

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