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I was wondering if someone can tell me how to steam vegetables w/out a steamer. Is there any other way w/out me having to go out and buy a steamer?

Aya: born Jan. 30, 2001

Danya: born Jun. 10, 2004



Starting Date: Oct. 15, 2007


GW:125 lbs





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You could try using a smaller pan or dish inside a larger pan. My steamer is a larger pan with a steamer insert (actually a pan that fit in the other one). The idea is just to keep the food out of the water.



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Common Steaming Methods


1. Stove top: Place a rack or steam basket at the bottom of a saucepan with a lid, add about an inch or two of water and bring to a boil over high heat. A wok with a cover also makes a handy steamer. Turn the heat down to a simmer, place the food on the rack or in the steam basket and cover and cook until done.

*****Also, a metal collander would work well in place of a steam basket.*****

2. Microwave: Place the food in a microwave-safe container with a generous splash of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high until done.



"How many times must you fall and then get back up before reaching the goal? Do it as many times as it takes." CW

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