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Cooking Vegetables

Course Overview

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

At the end of this course you'll be able to:
  • 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

Cooking 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!

Lesson 1
Course Orientation

4 tasks | 45 mins

Welcome to the Rouxbe Cooking School! This course will help you understand why knife techniques are critical for skilled cooking, establish your knowledge baseline and learn how you will take your knife skills to the next level.

Lesson 2
Preserving Vegetable Pigments

5 tasks | 1 hr 35 mins

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

Lesson 3
Cooking Vegetables in Water

6 tasks | 2 hrs 20 mins

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

Lesson 4
Steaming Vegetables

8 tasks | 3 hrs 15 mins

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

Lesson 5
How to Roast Vegetables

6 tasks | 2 hrs

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

Lesson 6
Course Review

2 tasks | 45 mins

Finish Line
10 hrs 40 mins Total Time

The Food You'll Make

Below is a snapshot of real student photos from the course. Once you learn the foundational techniques of cooking, you too can begin to create an endless number of delicious dishes!
Pantry

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by Jennifer H.
by Sandra M.

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this course.

Students

8,869 students from beginner to advanced have completed this course from 76 countries.