Never before has the home cook had such ease and convenience in making dinner than today. Since the introduction of the microwave meal preparation time has been cut drastically, enabling today’s home cook to not only have dinner ready in a short amount of time, but offer his or her clan the option of tasty and rapidly prepared dishes. By utilizing specific cookware designed for the microwave, such as the microwave vegetable steamer, you can prepare many items in tasty ways your family will enjoy, time and time again.
The microwave vegetable steamer, on it’s own, can steam nutritious vegetables in a matter of minutes, retaining their flavour and healthy vitamins. In the old days, it was commonplace for many diners to turn up their noses and pass on slimy, overcooked veggies. By using your microwave vegetable steamer, your veggies will be crisp, colorful and perfectly cooked. With the addition of certain flavor boosting ingredients, you can introduce your family to healthy vegetable side dishes they’re sure to request again and again.
Many flavours complement your favorite vegetables and give them an exotic turn, or make them more appealing to delicate and discerning palates. The steam released in microwave cooking helps to release just enough of these flavours to turn a bland vegetable dish into a grand vegetable dish. Including sliced fresh ginger to a broccoli, red pepper and snow pea dish, for instance, will give a taste of Asia to your side dish. A dash of curry to your greens can brighten your dish with an Indian flare. Garlic is the perfect addition to a steamed veggie dish, as the steam releases a sweeter and more delicate garlic, never bitter or with a bite.
Experiment further with the addition of orange zest to carrots, lime zest and a sprinkle of chili to your corn, and sage or oregano to sweet peas. Your sure to find ways to make even the most bland of vegetables stand out from the crowd and earn a place of honor on your dinner table.