Photo by Ken Burris.Topping steamed broccoli with a good-for-you cheese sauce is an easy way to entice picky eaters to eat their veggies.
1 pound Broccoli1 tablespoon all-purpose Flour1 cup fat-free Milk, divided 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese1/4 teaspoon SaltPinch of ground white PepperPinch of ground Nutmeg (optional)
1.Trim one-half inch off broccoli stalks; remove the tough outer layer with a vegetable peeler. Cut the broccoli lengthwise so the florets attached to the long stalks are 1 to 2 inches wide. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Steam the broccoli until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.2.Meanwhile, whisk flour and one-quarter cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Heat the remaining three-quarters cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Whisk in the flour mixture; cook, whisking, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; add cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg (if using). Drizzle over the broccoli. Serve warm.
This program, brought to you by Dairy Council of California, aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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