How To: Prepare steamed vegetables

Prepare steamed vegetables

Prepare a healthy snack or side dish at home by steaming vegetables. Using gentle heat keeps veggies crisp and nutritious. Prepare delicious steamed vegetables with help from this how-to video.

What you will need:
• A kitchen knife
• Vegetables
• A stainless steel or non-stick pot with lid
• A steamer basket
• Olive oil or butter
• Salt and pepper

Step 1: Wash and chop veggies
Wash your vegetables and chop them into equal-size pieces to ensure even cooking.

Step 2: Boil water
Add a few inches of water to the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat.

Step 3: Use a steamer basket
Place the steamer basket into the pot.

Step 4: Steam the veggies
Cover the pot and cook the vegetables until they reach the desired texture. Cooking time will depend on the size of your vegetable pieces and the amount you are cooking.

Step 5: Check the water level
Check the water level occasionally if you are steaming for more than a few minutes. Add more water if necessary.

Step 6: Finish and serve
Remove the pot from the stove and carefully remove the lid to avoid getting burned by the steam. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil or butter and a little salt and pepper and serve your healthy delight.

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