Vegetables are cooked over boiling water in a steamer.

Steamed vegetables do not need seasoning as vitamins and flavour are not lost in cooking water.

  1. Choose a saucepan with a steamer.

  2. Half fill the saucepan with water and bring to the boil.

  3. Place vegetables in the steamer making sure they do not touch the water.

  4. Cover and adjust the heat to a steady simmer.

  5. Cook until vegetables are tender.

  6. Add more boiling water if necessary.