Lessons > How to Steam Vegetables

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Lesson Overview

Steaming is an ideal cooking method for almost any vegetable. Not only does steaming help to retain most of the vegetable’s nutrients, it also helps to preserve its shape and vibrant color.

In this lesson, we will show you how to prepare, steam and test vegetables for doneness. You will also learn how to finish and season vegetables in ways that will complement their natural flavors.

You will also learn how to store steamed vegetables, so you can quickly and easily incorporate them into other dishes throughout the week.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • prepare vegetables for steaming
  • steam vegetables
  • test steamed vegetables for doneness
  • finish steamed vegetables in a variety of flavorful ways
  • store steamed vegetables for future use

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Steaming Vegetables 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. How to Prep Vegetables for Steaming 2 mins
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4. How to Steam Vegetables 20 mins
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5. How to Test Steamed Vegetables 5 mins
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6. How to Finish Steamed Vegetables 30 mins
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7. Steamed Potatoes, Three Ways 30 mins
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8. How to Store Steamed Vegetables 2 mins
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9. Preparing & Reheating with Steam 5 mins
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10. Lesson Quiz 5 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 43 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

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

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