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how long to steam veggies

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TracyK Mon 10-Jan-05 11:23:26

at last I've bought a steamer! although according to the booklet that came with it - broccoli should be steamed for 12 mins - is that right (to leave it a little crunchy?) seems a bit long?

amynnixmum Mon 10-Jan-05 11:25:04

Steaming usually takes longer than boiling so 12 mins is fine. I usually do broccali for a bit longer as dh and children moan if it is too crunchy.

Pidge Mon 10-Jan-05 11:30:49

Gosh - that sounds really long to me - we steam broccoli for about 5 mins max! But I do like it with a little bite, not too soggy.

Steaming is fantastic - New Scientist had some research on vitamins in cooked veggies, and steaming was streets ahead. So just feel your healthy halo glowing as you munch your steamed veg.

TracyK Mon 10-Jan-05 11:35:32

i shall try 5 mins and taste it then put back in if too crunchy.

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