This recipe is a wonderful way to get anyone to eat fresh broccoli. It's a wonderful side that can be served with a variety of main courses. The orange adds a bright flavor.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the orange zest and red pepper flakes and allow to heat briefly, about 1 minute. Stir the broccoli into the mixture; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking about 5 minutes more; transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the orange juice over the broccoli and toss to coat. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

63 calories; 3.7 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 135 mg sodium. 6.6 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I thought this was great as did my oldest boy. Husband was indifferent. A different way to eat broccoli which I'd make again for just the oldest and I. This was a welcomed change-up from your basic broccoli recipe. NOTE: Husband thought this was a little better with a little butter drizzled over the top I thought it was good as is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2012
It took me a long time to get around to making this because the orange juice scared me off. Now I know why. Neither of us cared for this even though I played it on the safe side and used far less than the 2-1/4 tsp. of zest directed for a half head of broccoli! Had to leave out the red pepper flakes in consideration of Hubs' sensitive innards but I'm not so sure I would have cared for it here anyway. I sprinkled the zest over the broccoli at the end along with the orange juice. It just wasn't a flavor combination that appealed to us. Read More
(15)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I thought this was great as did my oldest boy. Husband was indifferent. A different way to eat broccoli which I'd make again for just the oldest and I. This was a welcomed change-up from your basic broccoli recipe. NOTE: Husband thought this was a little better with a little butter drizzled over the top I thought it was good as is. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I thought this was great as did my oldest boy. Husband was indifferent. A different way to eat broccoli which I'd make again for just the oldest and I. This was a welcomed change-up from your basic broccoli recipe. NOTE: Husband thought this was a little better with a little butter drizzled over the top I thought it was good as is. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2012
Very nice change from regular 'ol broccoli! I wasn't sure about the flavor combinaton but the orange did add a nice citrus flavor that did "brighten" it up a bit. To simply things I used a steam in bag of broccoli and added the rest of the ingredients tossing to coat. Overall different but good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2012
It took me a long time to get around to making this because the orange juice scared me off. Now I know why. Neither of us cared for this even though I played it on the safe side and used far less than the 2-1/4 tsp. of zest directed for a half head of broccoli! Had to leave out the red pepper flakes in consideration of Hubs' sensitive innards but I'm not so sure I would have cared for it here anyway. I sprinkled the zest over the broccoli at the end along with the orange juice. It just wasn't a flavor combination that appealed to us. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
This is our favorite cooked vegetable. I made the recipe as written and it was wonderful. We liked the zip of the red pepper flakes and the bite of orange zest and juice. Great way to cook fresh broccoli. Thanks Mrs.Fugrim for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2011
Everyone loved it!!!! I didnt put red pepper flakes instead I used garlic-infused olive oil Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2011
i put this together a little differently but it was still a nice dish. i steamed the broccoli and added the heated oil mixture after. nice change from the usual. i will make again thanks Mrs. Fugrim! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2011
Delicious! NEVER would have thought of orange with broccoli. But then I came across this recipe and figured I give it a go! So glad I did! The orange flavor is not at all overpowering like I thought it would have been. Perfect balance with the heat from the red pepper flakes! Nice recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2012
I really wanted to like this as it is an easy and quick way to give a twist to regular ol' broccoli. But my family did not care for it. It had a bitter taste (maybe from cooking the orange zest?) and was too spicy (we are "mild heat" type of folks). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2013
Great way to do broccoli! My 17 mo baby even liked it!! Read More
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