How to Steam Vegetables Without a Steamer

By Mandy Kalish

Steamed vegetables are healthy and delicious, but what if you don't have a steamer? No problem! With this method, you can have steamed vegetables whenever you want with no steamer!

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How to Steam Vegetables Without a Steamer

Step 1

Chop your vegetables to the desired size. The larger the pieces, the longer they will take to steam.

Step 2

Heat a large pot or pan on medium-high. The vessel does not have to be deep, but there should be enough space so that most of the vegetable pieces touch the bottom of the pan.

Step 3

Add the vegetables to the heated pot or pan and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.

Step 4

Cover and let cook for several minutes.

Step 5

Check your vegetables. If they are not as tender as you want, replace the cover and cook until desired consistency is reached. If all the water has evaporated, add a very small amount before replacing cover.

Step 6

Remove from heat and serve once desired consistency is reached.