Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Steamed Vegetables

We are really a family of veggie lovers.  One of our favorite ways to prepare veggies is to steam them.  I have a basket that sits inside a saucepan.  I add enough water to the pan to come just to the bottom of the steamer basket.  Fill your pan/basket with broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans and sprinkle with salt.  Add  2 Tbsp butter and cover.   Cook over medium high heat for about 20 minutes.  Your veggies will be tender and delicious.

As a twist, I will often add two chicken or vegetable flavored bullion cubes in the water.  This adds just a touch of extra flavor to your veggies.

Or . . . add a sprinkle of your favorite seasoning - Lemon Pepper of Citrus Basil are two of my favorites.  This is a great way to flavor your veggies if you're looking for ways to reduce salt in your diet.

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