Cooking Vegetables

Cooking Vegetables

Course Description

Incorporating more vegetables into your life definitely does not have to mean boring, woody salads and overcooked carrots! There are many simple, delicious cooking methods and ways to bring more veggies, and therefore more health, into your life! Properly-cooked vegetables are hard to come by. They are either too crunchy or terribly over-cooked. When cooking vegetables, the main objectives are to preserve flavor and color, while achieving the desired texture.

In this course you will learn the basics of vegetable cookery. By understanding vegetable pigments and how to preserve them, the differences between boiling, simmering, blanching and parboiling, steaming and roasting you won’t ever have those childhood fears of eating poorly-cooked vegetables again.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the importance of preserving vegetable pigments
  • Learn the techniques of blanching and par-boiling and why they are essential for flavor and texture
  • Learn how to steam and finish steamed vegetables
  • Learn how to properly roast a variety of different vegetables
  • Practice preparing a variety of different vegetables that will enhance your meals and your health

Course Syllabus

Vegetables

Incorporating more vegetables into your life definitely does not have to mean boring, woody salads and overcooked carrots! There are many simple, delicious ways to bring more veggies, and therefore more health, into your life!

Orientation
  • Course Orientation
  • Task 1: Welcome to The Rouxbe Cooking School
  • Task 2: Course Orientation & Objectives
  • Task 3: Complete Your Course Self Assessment
  • Task 4: Rouxbe Pre-Assessment
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Preserving Vegetable Pigments

Learn how to preserve the pigments in vegetables and how vegetables can be a main course.

  • Preserving Vegetable Pigments
  • Task 5: Preserving Vegetable Pigments
  • Task 6: Green Beans with Cambazola & Pinenuts
  • Task 7: Preserving Pigments in Raw Fruit
  • Task 8: Lesson Practice Recipes
  • Task 9: Practice Quiz
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Cooking Vegetables in Water

In this lesson, you will learn how to cook vegetables in water while preserving their nutrients and color.

  • Cooking Vegetables in Water
  • Task 10: Cooking Vegetables in Water
  • Task 11: Cooking Vegetables in Seasoned Water
  • Task 12: Cooking Time Activity
  • Task 13: Blanching & Parboiling Re-Heat Exercise
  • Task 14: Lesson Practice Recipes
  • Task 15: Mid-term Quiz
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Steaming Vegetables

In this lesson, you will steam and finish many sizes of vegetables.

  • Steaming Vegetables
  • Task 16: Steaming Vegetables
  • Task 17: Edible Exercise
  • Task 18: Steamed Potatoes, Three Ways
  • Task 19: Finishing Steamed Vegetables
  • Task 20: Preparing & Reheating with Steam
  • Task 21: Make Steamed Mashed Potatoes
  • Task 22: Lesson Practice Recipes
  • Task 23: Practice Quiz
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How to Roast Vegetables

This lesson introduce you to one of the best ways to build delicious flavor into vegetable dishes- roasting.

  • How to Roast Vegetables
  • Task 24: How to Roast Vegetables
  • Task 25: Roasted Eggplant
  • Task 26: Roasted Cauliflower
  • Task 27: Estimated Roasting Times for Vegetables
  • Task 28: Lesson Practice Recipes
  • Task 29: Practice Quiz
Review
  • Course Review
  • Task 30: Course Review & Exam Preparation
  • Task 31: Final Course Assessment Quiz

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