Orange-Glazed Broccoli Recipe
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Orange-Glazed Broccoli Recipe

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“This recipe is based on one my neighbor gave me years ago. It was tucked away in a filing box and when I finally used it, I wished I had tried it sooner!” Barbara Langan - Croton-on-Hudson, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. Place broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Cook onions in butter for 1 minute. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt until smooth. Stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in orange peel; toss broccoli with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Orange-Glazed Broccoli in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p23

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2009

"This was a very easy recipe to make and had a refreshing light orange taste to it. I didn't have an orange on hand, so I didn't add the zest. Also, I had to use a regular onion since I didn't have any green onions. Will definitely make it again!"

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