Although it is more convenient to have a conventional steamer, it is not necessary. To craft your own apparatus for steaming your veggies, you will need a large pot with a lid and a metal colander that is able to fit inside.
Fill the pot with water until it almost touches the bottom of the colander. Bring water to a boil. Add your veggies and cover with the lid.
Cooking time varies depending on the vegetable. The ideal cooking time is the precise moment that the vegetable is at its peak color (example: when broccoli becomes a very vibrant green).
|Brussels Sprouts||9-11 minutes|
|Cauliflower (Florets)||5 minutes|
|Cauliflower (whole head)||13 minutes|
|Green Beans||4-5 minutes|