April 18, 2012
Use a steamer to help save the nutrient properties of this wonderful vegetables. Click on the names if you like to read more about the nutritional facts for Broccoli and Carrots .
3-4 medium size carrots
2 cups of broccoli flowerets
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp of butter, optional*
Place a removable steamer into a medium size pot.
Clean and wash your vegetables. Peel carrots and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick slices and place them in the steamer. Top with the broccoli flowerets. Add water about one inch, just until it reaches the steamer.
Place pot on medium-high heat and steam for 8-12 minutes, or vegetables reach the desired tenderness.
Strain water and run under cold tab water ( this will stop the cooking process and helps vegetables retain their color).
Drain vegetables and place into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and a spoonfull of butter if you desire. Serve.
Serves: 4-6 people
* For a vegan choice, replace butter with vegetable spread.
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