Our goal here at Forever Leaves is to bring to you recipes, spices, drinks and products which are healthy for your body in a comprehensive manner.
Steaming - The Healthier Alternative to Boiling
As a general rule, vegetables that are cooked for the least amount of time, at the minimum-possible temperature and with the minimum amount of water, retain their nutrients. This is exactly why steaming is better than boiling most vegetables, as in this cooking method, they are not actually coming in contact with the water.
Stir-frying vegetables is another great way of cooking your vegetables, as it uses a minimum amount of oil or fat and retains all the essential nutrients as well. Also, stir-fried vegetables taste much better than steamed, boiled or blanched veggies. Another great way of making sure you do not throw precious vitamins and minerals out is to bring the water that you use to boil vegetables to use in dishes. This water can be used as vegetable stock in meat dishes or in making soupy noodles.
So, the next time you cook vegetables, make sure you do so in a way that retains all the good stuff!
To make this healthy delight tasty, our recipe has a tangy twist of lemon paired with butter and our very own FOREVER STEAMED VEGETABLES MASALA.
- Prep Time – 20 minutes
- Total Time – 20 minutes
- Serving Size - 4
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons Forever Steamed Vegetables Masala
- 1 teaspoon Forever Leaves chilli flakes
- 3 cups cut-up fresh vegetables, such as broccoli florets, cauliflower florets and/or sliced carrots
How to Make Steamed Vegetables
- In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add garlic (to taste); cook and stir about 20 seconds. Add lime peel, chilli flakes and lime juice followed by Forever Leaves Steamed Veg Masala; mix well. Set aside.
- In 4-quart saucepan, place steamer basket. Add 1 cup water; heat to boiling.
- Add cut vegetables to basket; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- To serve, place vegetables in serving bowl. Add butter mixture; toss gently to coat.