Many people use electric steamers to steam their vegetables.For people on a budget, It would be very costly and definitely unable to purchase.I use a stainless steal steamer basket to steam my vegetables. This gadget is very affordable at $10. I love this kitchen gadget because it is durable and rust free, It is very easy to store due to the size.It looks like a sunflower when the stainless steel leave opens. It also has tiny holes to absorb the steam from the water with a loop in the middle to remove it from the pot. I love to steam my fresh carrots,string beans and many other vegetables.. It has a lot of healthy benefits which includes preserving the nutrients and natural flavors in the vegetables. You can also use it to steam seafoods, I haven't used it for my seafood, Whenever I decide to do
so, I will be happy to share my experience.
It is very simple and easy to use ths gadget.
First I chose the vegetables that I would like to steam.
I chose 1 cup of fresh baby carrots
I preheat 1/2 cup of water and bring it to a boil
Carrots are washed and placed
in the center of the basket
The basket is closed and placed
in the pot of boiling water
Once the water evaporates
the other 1/2 cup of water is added to the pot
Continue steaming the vegetables
in the covered pot until they are soft
You will notice that the vegetables are tender and moist
You can check by sticking a knife into the vegetables
You should be able to smoothly cut the vegetable
with no resistance.
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