Veggie side dishes may be the healthiest items on your holiday table. Unfortunately, if you’re cooking the color out of them, you’re probably losing valuable nutrients. What’s more, mushy, dull-looking vegetables are less likely to get eaten than vibrant, fork-tender ones. Keep your veggies looking and tasting their best by lightly steaming them in a stainless steamer basket instead.
Use it: Place the steamer in a pot and fill it with enough water to reach the gadget’s bottom. Wash and cut your vegetables into small pieces (they tend to cook faster that way) and place them inside the basket's bottom. Once the water is boiling, cook the veggies for about five minutes or until tender. You may also want to add in lemon zest, garlic or other spices to the basket to infuse your side dish with new flavors and aromas.
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