There are a few different ways to steam vegetables. Which one you pick will depend on what kind of equipment you have available in your kitchen. They’re all pretty convenient though… and they all make for really easy cleanup!
Here are four ways to help you learn how to steam vegetables, and what you need to do it.
It’s possible to steam vegetables using only a pan or a pot of water.
Here’s how to steam vegetables in a pan.
- First, pick a pot or pan that’s big enough to hold all your vegetables, preferably in a single layer.
- Then you add just a bit of water at the bottom. You only need about half an inch.
- Once the water is boiling, you’ll add the vegetables. Because there’s so little water, the steam will be doing the cooking. Just be sure to keep an eye on the water level – if it gets too low, you’ll need to add a bit more, so that you keep generating steam.
Like the other steaming methods, you want a lid to keep most of the steam in. But you do want a little steam to escape, especially if you’re steaming green vegetables. Letting the steam escape will help them keep their green color.