One key to healthy living is to eat healthy foods such as increasing consumption of vegetables and fruit. But how to eat healthy foods that also contained a variety of ways. The best one is by steaming.
Steaming is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to cook fresh vegetables, although there are other ways that almost the same as boiling. The difference between steaming and boiling are the result of the vegetables. If boiled, the nutrient content in vegetables, most likely will be lost. But in the steaming, nutrients that are presented after being cooked will get more leverage and intact. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to steam the good and properly. The following is a good procedure for boiling vegetables, complete with the necessary tools.
What you need is:
Stove, Loose-fitting lid, basket or metal colander (small Enough to fit inside the pot), Large pots, vegetables, and Vegetable steamer as an option.
How to steam:
- Wash the vegetables and place Them in the basket or colander.
- While waiting for the trickle of water that remains after washing, you can place the basket or strainer in the pot. Side of the basket or strainer should be prominent in the outer side of the pan, letting the basket or strainer that will hang over the pot.
- Put a little water in the bottom of the pot. This does not need very much water, just enough to boil for several minutes without actually yawning. This is generally a major mistake, thinking that the more water used in the steaming, the faster steams vegetables. It is wrong.
- Cover the pot with the loose-fitting lid. Make sure it’s not tightly sealed the steam needs to be able to escape.
- Place the pot on the stove. Turn the burner on “High” Until the water starts boiling then turn the burner back down to “Low.” Keep the water at a slow, steady boil. So the results are equitable and balanced.
- Steam the vegetables for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on the water and make sure it does not evaporate.
- Operate a vegetable steamer using the same basic principles outlined above. If you are steaming two dishes at once, place the dish with The Longest cook time on the bottom.