How to Steam Vegetables in the Microwave

How To : Steam vegetables in the microwave

Do you always burn yourself or over-steam your veggies? In this video, get free advice on how to perfectly steam your veggies so they're cooked, but not "too cooked". You will need a plate, a plastic Ziplock sandwich bag, the vegetable of your choice, and a pat of butter.

How To : Steam broccoli in the microwave

Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfe ...more

How To : Steam vegetables

Steamed vegetables are a nutritious and quick choice for any dinner table. We show you two ways to properly steam vegetables - in a basket and by blanching. You will need broccoli, cauliflower, green asparagus, green beans, salt, olive oil, water, pepper, a saucepan, steamer, ...more

How To : Steam vegetables in a steaming basket

Steaming is the best way to cook vegetables because it keeps the vegetable's nutrients, taste, texture and color intact. This how to video goes over the step-by-step process to steam vegetables.

How To : Steam vegetables for nutrient retention

Boiling vegetables reduces the amount of edible nutrients. Steaming is a simple way to cook your vegetables and enjoy all their helth benefits. Just rinse whatever you wish to steam and follow the tips in this helpful video tutorial. Steamed vegetables are great alone, or as p ...more

How To : Steam vegetables, chicken and fish

Almost any food is able to be prepared by steaming. In this video clip series our expert will show you many dishes you can prepare through steam cooking from vegetables to chicken. Part 1 of 14 - How to Steam vegetables, chicken and fish. Steam vegetables, chicken and fish - P ...more

How To : Cook Fish Without Actually 'Cooking' It

Preparing and serving seafood can be a daunting task. Fish is so delicate that one extra minute of heat can turn a juicy, flaky filet into a dried-out disaster. But that same fragility also allows us to use unconventional methods to chemically transform the fish into its cooke ...more

How To : Prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking

In this video, we learn how to prepare a fresh artichoke for cooking. The first step is to decide how many artichokes you want to cook. Take them and cook them well under cold water, and brush with a kitchen brush if you have one nearby. Now, top and tail your artichoke with a ...more

How To : Cook and grill asparagus

There are so many things you can do with asparagus: add them to salads, steam, microwave, grill, baste, and so on. Many people say you should break off and throw away the entire bottom part of the asparagus, but in this recipe we will cut off the white part, then take a vegeta ...more

How To : Bake a potato

To bake a potato start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Pierce each potato with a knife and then bake them in the oven for one hour. To get the potato done even faster try using the microwave. Take the potato and cut a length wise wedge out. The wedge cut allows the ste ...more

How To : Make a creamy butternut squash purée side dish

A purée is a great side dish for any dinnertime meal, because it's a healthy and creamy substance from fruit or vegetables. In this video recipe, you'll learn a vegetable variety, full of butternut squash. See how to easily turn a whole butternut squash into a homey, flavorfu ...more

How To : Cook asparagus

If you're interested in learning how to cook asparagus, check out this video. Asparagus can be quite tasy when cooked right! Follow these steps to enjoy fresh, tasty asparagus. Step 1: Buy it Choose asparagus that is bright green and not dry or wilted. You’ll need three to ...more

How To : Make stuffed quahogs (stuffed clams)

Quahogs (or guahaugs) are hard-shelled, edible clams found primarily on the east coast of North America. They're known generally as just clam in the United States. But how do you eat them? And what's the best way to eat them? What do you do with a bucket full of quahogs? Eat ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : Make Amazing 7-Minute Caramels in Your Microwave

There are hundreds of delicious ways to enjoy caramel, from chocolate confections to sticky caramel apples and carnival bags of caramel corn. Caramel might be the special sauce that makes every dessert taste better, but it's also surprisingly simple to make. In about 7 minute ...more

How To : 10 Paper Towel Hacks for Your Kitchen & Beyond

The paper towel is a wondrous invention. It allows cooks to wipe up really gross stuff without having to constantly do laundry and drain fried foods so they're crunchy and crispy instead of oily and heavy. But did you know that your humble paper towel has several other uses be ...more

How To : Cook delicious Moroccan couscous from scratch

Jad Cooper shows us how to make perfect couscous. First, soak the chickpeas, then peel and cut some turnips, a cauliflower or cabbage, some zucchini, sweet potato, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. Wash some cilantro and tie it up with string so it doesn’t fall apart during ...more

How To : Remove microwave odor

Many foods that you cook in the microwave create a very strong odor. That odor can last for a period of several hours or days. To remove the odor take a bowl and wet a paper towel and fold it in half and then in half again and put the towel in the bowl. Put the bowl in the mic ...more

How To : Make hamburg steak

Cooking With Dog shows you how to make hamburg steak that's delicious. - Finely dice an onion - Cut off the broccoli stalk and cut the florets in one inch pieces - Peel and chop the broccoli stalk into small cubes - Cut a steamed potato into quarters - Cut a tomato in half an ...more

How To : Prepare steamed vegetables

Prepare a healthy snack or side dish at home by steaming vegetables. Using gentle heat keeps veggies crisp and nutritious. Prepare delicious steamed vegetables with help from this how-to video. What you will need: • A kitchen knife • Vegetables • A stainless steel or non-s ...more

How To : Use a rice cooker to cook other foods

You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice. You Will Need * A rice cooker * A willingness to experiment * Ingredients for your ...more

How To : Reheat rice and pasta in a microwave

Use a microwave steam bath to reheat rice and pasta so they stay moist. Refrigerating leftover cooked starches can dry them out. Replenish their fluids! Reheat rice and pasta in a microwave. Click through to watch this video on chow.com

How To : Make refreshing pasta salad

Make refreshing pasta salad. Use one bag of pasta of your choice and one bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Ingredients: One bag pasta of your choice One bag of frozen mixed vegetables One sliced onion One can chickpeas One can red kidney beans Dressing: ¼ cup Lemon Juice ...more

How To : Stir fry vegetables

The key to stir-fry is having a very hot pan and very thinly sliced vegetables that will cook on contact. I like to cook my stir-fry in a wok, an Asian frying pan. Woks are great because they give you a large surface area. You can make a stir-fry in a typical skillet, but the ...more

How To : Make creative and delicious bag lunches

Tired of eating ho-hum, overpriced takeout for lunch? Try some of these inspired homemade options. You Will Need: * Casserole ingredients * Sandwich ingredients and bread * Burrito-size tortillas * Leftovers * Cream cheese or cheddar * Beans * Salsa * 3/4 white wine * 1/2 cor ...more

How To : Steam cook food

Learn recipes for steam cooking with tips and techniques for steaming vegetables, fish, chicken and more in this free how-to video series on steam cooking basics. Part 1 of 14 - How to Steam cook food. Steam cook food - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expert ...more

How To : Freeze vegetables

The USDA recommends that adults eat 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day. Make it easier to enjoy the taste of fresh garden vegetables year round by freezing them. You Will Need: * A vegetable blanching timetable * A large kettle * A wire basket or mesh bag * Ice water * A colander ...more

How To : Make teriyaki chicken stir fry

Cut chicken into 1 - 1.5 inches chunks, strips or thin slices, depending on which you and your family prefers. Thin slices are fastest. It's easier to cut chicken into cubes chunks when it's partially frozen. Set chicken aside. Mix pineapple (with liquid), soy sauce, brown s ...more

How To : Prepare and cook vegetables

Chris Marconi sure loves vegetables! You'll enjoy watching him tell you everything you need to know about preparing and cooking veggies. He shows you how to choose, steam, blanch, rinse, and saute a variety of vegetables. He also goes over how to prep and cook asparagus which ...more

How To : Clean a microwave oven

Microwaves are quick and easy to use, but unfortunately they don't yet clean themselves. Learn how to clean a microwave oven properly. You Will Need: * A clean, damp sponge * A microwave-safe bowl * 2 c water * Dishwashing soap * Water * A damp cloth * 2 clean, dry cloths * A ...more

How To : Cook fresh asparagus in a pan

Beryl Stokes, from Cajun Cooking TV teaches you, how to cook fresh steam asparagus. Some people only think of asparagus in the canned form, but fresh asparagus has a completely different taste. Beryl shows you, how to cook an asparagus side dish by using a really simple techni ...more

How To : Keep your microwave oven clean

This video demonstrates different ways of cleaning your microwave oven. Cleaning your oven is a very simple and easy task.1.Mix equal parts of baking soda and water. This acts a very mild creamy abrasive and the baking soda helps in deodorizing the oven. Dip a paper towel/rag ...more

How To : Grill Brussels sprouts

Bob DeMaria shows us how to cook up some easy and delicious Brussels sprouts. Start by browning some onions chopped into large chunks and some halved mushrooms in a skillet. This can be done on your grill. Add the Brussels sprouts whole and steam them in the skillet for about ...more

How To : Practice microwave safety

Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely. Step 1: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual for operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model. Never operat ...more

How To : Cook vegetables

In this how to video Chef Paul explains how to treat vegetables according to texture and moisture content. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan as this will tend to steam your vegetables rather than cook them the way you want. Learn more about properly cooking veggies.

How To : Cook Asian vegetables

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make a delicious vegetarian Asian vegetable entree. You will learn how to prepare and steam all the vegetables, including onions, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli. You will also learn how to prepare tofu and edama ...more

How To : Boil eggs

Boiling eggs isn’t as simple as boiling water but it almost is. This videos shows you how to use a nifty little egg boiling device that seems to quickly steam the eggs when put in the microwave. This is a handy kitchen counter top tool. Step 1 Place eggs in the saucepan, it ...more

How To : Microwave Your Artichoke to Slash Cooking Time

A perfectly-roasted artichoke is a thing of beauty, but not everyone has the time (or patience) to deal with the extra fuss. So if you want an artichoke and you want it now, look no further than your ever-convenient microwave, which lets you steam one in only 10 minutes—no ste ...more

How To : Skip the Oven—Microwave Your Fish

Fish are delicate, flaky, and can be damn tricky to cook; more often than not, you end up with a hard, dry block of flesh that makes your taste buds sad. And the best ways to cook fish that you know of—c'mon, who doesn't love a fried fish—take way too much effort for you to bo ...more

How To : Cook Dried Beans in 1 Hour Flat

When given the choice between canned and dried beans, many of us are guilty of reaching for cans. They're much more convenient than investing 5-6 hours of your time to make dried beans edible. Unfortunately, while canned beans are convenient, they're certainly not better. The ...more

How To : 5 Ways to Make Your Vegetables Taste Better

I like to think of myself as a pretty calm and even-keeled person. I rarely get angry or annoyed, and I don't even get peeved very frequently. For better or for worse, that often changes in the kitchen. When it comes to culinary matters, I'm a little more emotionally invested ...more

How To : Pressure cook steamed healthy vegetables

Looking for a way towards a healthier lifestyle? Add a side of vegetables every night to a lean protein and you'll be one step closer. In this video, founder of EcoWhale.com, Eric Talaska, demonstrates how to select and use a pressure cooker to prepare healthy steamed vegetables.

How To : Cook broccoli

Yes, we know cooking broccoli is a pretty basic skill and you probably know one way to do it already, but let us ask you: Do you actually ENJOY eating that broccoli? If not, then it's prime time to give some new cooking methods a try. Mentioned in this food tutorial are severa ...more

How To : 5 Reasons You Need a Pizza Stone in Your Kitchen

It goes without saying that a pizza stone is one of the keys to making a perfect pizza. The science behind pizza stones is relatively simple: the stone conducts and holds heat, which keeps the oven temperature steady even when a cold ingredient (such as an uncooked pizza) is i ...more

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