How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave, a quick step by step tutorial.
Place chopped broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and pour water over the top.
Cover with a plate and microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, until broccoli is tender. Be careful when you remove the broccoli from the microwave. The steam will be hot!
Transfer broccoli to a serving dish. If desired, top with butter, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Approximate nutritional information is for steamed broccoli only. Broccoli tossed with butter, salt and pepper is approximately 100 calories per serving.