15 July 2020
We think steaming with Stellar is a fantastic way to cook. It keeps all the nutrients and vitamins in the food which would be lost through boiling and because the juices and aromas circulate during the cooking process everything is also packed with flavour. It’s even energy efficient, allowing you to cook multiple items simultaneously and it reduces the amount of washing up!
To cook, just fill the bottom pan with water or broth and bring it to the boil. This creates a steady supply of steam, which travels through the base of each steamer basket to cook the food. The vented glass lid captures the steam to retain the heat.
Efficient, quick and easy
Stellar Food Steamers offer fantastic versatility. The base pan is suitable for all hob types and can also be used on its own as a casserole. It’s oven proof too (up to 210 Deg C), so can cope with almost any cooking task in the kitchen. Each set also includes two steamer baskets so it’s easy to produce a meal using just a single hob ring! Use the base of the pan to boil potatoes, steam carrots and broccoli in the next layer, and then salmon in the top. A fantastic, healthy meal in just 20 minutes.
Healthier for you and your family
Whenever you cook food – by boiling, frying or roasting – vitamins and minerals are reduced. By choosing to steam gently the flavour and colours are not lost to the water, and the texture of your food is retained. There’s no need to add oil either, so everything is perfectly cooked and better for you.
No mess, no fuss
Because there’s no smoke and no residual fats from cooking, keeping your steamer clean is easy. The entire product is dishwasher proof but a simple rinse in the washing up basin will usually be enough to get it back to tip-top condition.
Can a Stellar Steamer be used for more than vegetables?
Steamers are perfect for vegetable cooking but because they cook in such a gentle fashion the Stellar 3-tier Steamer can also be used for full meals including rice, pasta, fish plus popular vegan alternatives.
We spotted this vegan healthy salad recipe, which could also be used as a vegetable side.
This fantastic recipe from BBC Good Food includes an awesome selection of salmon, vegetables and rice.
And if you are new to steaming and not too sure how long to steam vegetables for, this guide is invaluable and definitely worth bookmarking.
The simple guide to steaming
Finally, if you want to know the easiest way to get started with your new Stellar steamer, just follow these simple steps and see for yourself the fantastic benefits of steam cooking.
- Prepare your ingredients.
- Calculate how long each one takes to cook.
- Add water or a broth to the base pan and bring to the boil.
- Add the ingredients in order, longest to cook first, and add the others one by one depending on how much cooking is required so everything will be ready at the same time.
- Serve… leaving just ONE pan to wash!
Ready, steady, steam!
To discover our full collection of high-performing pans, visit our Stellar cookware page.
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