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How to Steam Veggies

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to Steam Veggies

The easiest way to eat veggies is to steam them but how do you do them with out making them turn out yucky.

Well I have been using an electric steamer for many years. I like the electric sooo much that I had two one for at home and one at my business. Before I had the electric steamer I would cook on the stove top and they would end up mushy and looking like canned veggies...eww

And cooking in the microwave ended up with hard veggies (some squash had some sparks of fire...eekk) and very hot bowls...eww

Well then I tried those baskets one for the pot and one for the microwave, it never worked for me (must be the non cook in me...lol)

Well entered the electric steamer, the veggies turn out perfect every time and I have never steamed any other way since. When you turn it on get hot and start to steam very fast and you can walk away because when it done it dings and turns off.

My steamer also has a rice bowl so I can cook rice also; I even cook some beans in it once. I have steamed corn on the cob, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, carrots, peas in the pod, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, white potato, even greens, ect. Some veggies do take longer than others.

This is the steamer that I have,


I have recently found a microwave steamer that in less than 5 minutes you can have a plate of chopped steamed veggies, and that is great when I;m done teaching piano and it;s after 8pm and I don;t want to cook. I have used it several times so far and the veggies turn out great. I have steamed in small pieces of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, mushrooms, eggplant, greens, beans(already cooked) ect.

Here is the microwave steamer,


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  • CUSH1932
    emoticon for the info. I have wondered about how good the electric version works. I normally steam on the stove and have no problems but I like the idea of not having to watch it and its another way to get more veggies in. emoticon
    1727 days ago
    I recently had some excellent steamed mixed veggies at a Chinese restaurant and was wondering how they get it so hot and steamed to perfection. Thanks!
    1826 days ago
    Electric one maybe yes, but not sure about microwave one. I tried avoid microwave as much as passible. I guess I am just a old fashion lady come to cooking method.
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    1832 days ago
  • CYND59
    I had one a few years ago and did not use it so I sold it. Now that I am eating a plant based diet...I need it. LOL!
    1832 days ago
    I like the turning off part.
    I get distracted So easily!
    1832 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    I have one too! It's got 3 stacks!
    1833 days ago
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