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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 l…

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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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What People Are Saying

Default profile "Easy to understand." ★★★★★
Default profile "i loved this lesson. i rate it a 5" ★★★★★
Default profile "I will now be steaming bokchoy (instead of blanching it, as I have done in the past) ~ It really keeps the flavor and color fresher, oh .... and I prefer the texture, too! These lessons are amazingly educational!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Nice lesson in steaming. I will do more of this since I have a three tier steamer at home. I am at a disadvantage because I travel so much and I don't have my usual tools for cooking, steaming, etc." ★★★★
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Default profile "Loved this class. I’ve used my steamer more now than since I’ve bought these pans a few years ago." ★★★★★
Default profile "Has been to hot to cook much while doing this course. Borrowed a rice cooker. Potatoes 3 ways. Excellent. Like the balsamic, and the pepper version. Will try with tomatillos, out of curiosity. Loving the green of salsa verde as every lawn and tree is turning brown ; (( The whole experience has been a gift to me, helping me heal. Wish I could doing the actual cooking more. Thanks for the great work, site and recipes that have me drooling and waiting for cool weather." ★★★★★
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19 Videos | 10 Tasks
Task 1: Steaming Vegetables
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: How to Prep Vegetables for Steaming
Task 4: How to Steam Vegetables
Task 5: How to Test Steamed Vegetables
Task 6: How to Finish Steamed Vegetables
Task 7: Steamed Potatoes, Three Ways
Task 8: How to Store Steamed Vegetables

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