Steaming Accessories

Steaming is often the best cooking method that allows you to get the most nutrients while maintaining the food's natural flavor and texture. For proper steaming, the water should never touch the food. Although a lid will keep most of the moisture in the pot, when steaming for long periods of time it's a good idea to check, occasionally, that the water is not drying out.

If you are using bamboo steamers, keep separate steamers for foods that impart flavor to the fiber - one each for meats, fish, and veggies or grains.