Ben asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 4 months ago

Steaming vegetables?

I've been trying to steam different vegetables together. Alas, it doesn't work, because I've noticed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and leafy greens all cook at different time rates.

Should I add veggies to the steamer gradually?

Should I start with the carrots first, for 6-8 mins. Then add broccoli/cauliflower, and then add kale?

2 Answers

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Steaming is like cooking in a wok. Vegetables all cook at a different rate. The more dense takes longer. 

    Try using a steamer basket, and add carrots for the first two minutes, then the broccoli/cauliflower for two more, finally finishing up with onion, followed by leafy greens. You can do them separately, but you also need to keep them all warm. And try to keep a uniform size to each-so one piece of broccoli is not done when other pieces are still raw.  

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
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