If you are running short on time but still want to eat healthy during the holidays, steaming may be a good option. It is easy and has come a long way since the days of putting a metal basket in a pot of boiling water.Now you can make veggies fast, easy and healthful using a digital steamer.
Several of the top celebrity chefs are now using steaming as a method to prepare healthier and fantastic tasting dishes.
Here are the top tips for steaming food:
Time for steaming varies depending on the food being steamed. To avoid overcooking, know the cooking time for the food you want to steam.
Maintain enough water for steaming.
Be careful of the drops of water from the foods and lids when opening up the steamer. Always use a cloth or gloves to pick up the lid.
Asparagus broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, green beans, carrots, asparagus, artichokes and are wonderful options because they’re resilient and won’t turn mushy quite as easily as other veggies.
Leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, Chinese broccoli and baby bok choy, steam up nicely and take less time. If you want a new twist to your steaming try experimenting with spices, radishes or adding new potatoes.
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