Orange Broccoli Florets
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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 zest
- 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 zest. Drain broccoli; add orange juice mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 53 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Orange Broccoli Florets in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005