Did you recently invest in a top quality steamer but have no idea what to cook in it except veggies? [no_toc]
There are plenty of wondrous steamed recipes out there, which are both simple and healthy. Feel free to give them all a try. Remember you can take each of these recipes to the next level by experimenting with the ingredient list.
1. Steamed Sweet Potato with Green Onion Vinaigrette
35 minutes and minimum effort and you’ll get a vitamin-packed and flavorful meal the whole family will love. The recipe is totally affordable and versatile. If you go vegan, just replace fish sauce with any sauce you like.
2. Steamed Vegetable Wontons
Crave something more unique? These vegetable wontons will curb your craving. One of the best vegetarian appetizers, steamed vegetable wontons take about 20 minutes to cook.
3. Steamed Mussels with Fennel and Tarragon
If you’re a seafood junkie, you’ll definitely love these flavorful steamed mussels. They take some effort and expensive ingredients to make, but why not treat yourself once in a while? You can make some food swaps to make it more budget-friendly, if you wish.
4. Rava Idli
There’s nothing more exciting than trying international meals at home. Rava Idli is a popular breakfast in India. These steamed cakes remind me of peanut butter cookies, but they’re absolutely different. Rava Idli is usually served with lentil soup.
5. Steamed Veggies Mac and Cheese
Not exactly a vegetarian-friendly meal, but who doesn’t like cheesy things? Steamed veggies are fortified with enormous amount of nutrients and a popular combo of macaroni and cheese will make a quick and scrumptious dinner for the whole family.
6. Steamed Custard Buns
This one is for those who love spending hours in the kitchen. The custard buns are yummy and filling, but take up to three hours to cook. Make a bunch and freeze leftover buns for a month. When you want to have a bun with your morning coffee, just re-steam it and that’s it.
7. Korean Steamed Eggs
Also called Gyeran Jim, these steamed eggs are one of the most popular Korean side dishes that you can make at home. There are three ways to cook steamed eggs, so if you don’t have a steamer, you can make them either in your microwave or hot stone bowl.
8. Steamed Cassava Cake
These tiny cakes have a gorgeous texture and they’re not too sweet. They’re easy to make and healthy to munch on whenever your sweet tooth rebels.
9. Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings
Filled with avocado, carrots, nappa cabbage, tofu, scallions, and other healthy ingredients, these vegetarian steamed dumplings are a sneaky way to get your daily dose of veggies. Enjoy experimenting with dipping sauces if you don’t like soy sauce.
10. Steamed Scallion Buns
Hua Juan, or steamed scallion buns, are versatile and you can change the stuffing to your liking. Spinach, cabbage, or even avocado can do the trick.
There are many health and weight loss benefits of eating steamed food so get creative and take a full advantage of your steamer this week. Happy steaming!