What are the 5 ways of cooking vegetables?

What are the 5 ways of cooking vegetables?

Vegetable techniques

  • Boiling. Boiling is fast and easy to control. ...
  • Steaming. Steaming vegetables is the best way of retaining flavour, colour and vital nutrients. ...
  • Blanching. ...
  • Roasting. ...
  • Stir-frying. ...
  • Griddling.

How do you make soft vegetables?

Add the vegetables, cover and reduce the heat: Scatter the vegetables over the steamer basket. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Steam the vegetables: Start checking the vegetables after a few minutes. Tender vegetables, like broccoli and asparagus, will cook in just a few minutes.

How do you season and cook vegetables?

When it comes to seasoning mixed vegetables, start with the basics. As with nearly any food, the holy trifecta of spices applies to mixed veggies: salt, pepper and garlic. For a 16-ounce bag of mixed veggies, add about a tablespoon of butter or olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic to taste.

How do I cook vegetables without a steamer?

The technique is simple: fill a medium pot with 1/2 inch of water, place three golf ball–sized balls of aluminum foil on the bottom, rest a heat-proof plate on top of the foil balls, cover the pot, and bring the water to a boil. Add vegetables to the plate, cover, and steam until crisp-tender.

What veggies can u steam?

Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, artichokes, zucchini and green beans are great choices because they're sturdier and won't turn to mush too easily. Leafy greens — baby bok choy, spinach and Chinese broccoli — also steam up nicely but take less time.

Which veggies can be eaten boiled?

For tender or softer vegetables (leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, etc.), steaming is good, and for studier vegetables (potato, corn etc.), boiling is good. Boiling is any day better than stir-frying or deep frying.