Vegetables for a couple - a simple and useful dish, perfectly suitable for dietary nutrition. Of course, not all vegetables are suitable for steam processing, but such traditional root crops for Russian cuisine like carrots, beets and potatoes are simply ideal. Add to them some types of cabbage, corn, green beans, sweet peppers and get amazing flavor combinations. But, most importantly, vegetables for a couple retain a maximum of vitamins and trace elements. They can be used with pasta (for example, aldente) and other dishes. We offer you a few mouth-watering recipes using steam vegetables (using a steamer or multivark) that will bring a pleasant variety to your daily diet.

How to prepare steamed vegetables: the best methods

The fastest option is a multivarker. Virtually all models of this wonder technology are equipped with a special function "Steamer" and a thermally stable stand for products. In a multi-store (like Bonduelle or Polaris) you can cook not only vegetables, but meat or fish. The cooking time depends on the selected product and, as a rule, is 10 to 30 minutes.

Another way of cooking is a steamer. A good model is equipped with 2-3 separate tanks, located in several levels. Thanks to this, you can simultaneously cook vegetables, meat, cereals in the steamer.

Composition BZHU (gr.): Proteins - 2,1. fats - 0.2, carbohydrates - 5.5.

But if such helpers in your kitchen no, don't worry. To prepare the steamed vegetables you can use regular steam baths. To do this, pour approximately 0.5 l of water in a deep pot, top, install the strainer with vegetables and cover. Put the saucepan on slow fire for about 30 minutes.

Steamed vegetables with fish — step-by-step recipe with photos

This recipe will change your notion that steamed vegetables do not have a pronounced flavor and aroma. In combination with fish, they turn out amazingly tender and juicy. The highlight of the dish is pesto sauce, which is easy to prepare at home. To do this, you need the following products: green basil (200 grams), pine nuts (100 grams), parmesan cheese (100 grams), olive oil (100 ml). Nuts grind in a blender, add basil leaves and grated cheese. When the mass becomes homogeneous add the oil and stir - the sauce is ready!

Necessary ingredients:

  • fish fillet – 300 gr.
  • pesto sauce – 150 ml.
  • carrot – 1 PC.
  • asparagus – 2 PCs.
  • sweet pepper – 1 PC.
  • onion – 1 PC.
  • a little salt

Step by step instructions

  1. Vegetables thoroughly wash and peel. Cut the asparagus, carrots and pepper slices, onion — half rings.
  2. Put the vegetables on the foil layers.
  3. Vegetable on top of the pillow lay the fish fillets, season with salt. Best suited for trout or salmon. Pour the fish sauce.

On a note! Instead of expensive salmon you can use the more affordable varieties. For example, perch, pike-perch or carp.

  • Cover the fish with foil and put in slow cooker. Choose the mode "Steaming" and time 20 minutes. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
  • Steamed vegetables with chicken — step by step instructions

    As with fish, vegetables with chicken for a couple are combined perfectly. Prepare the dish too quickly - 20 minutes and a tender chicken with vegetables is ready! And to taste the chicken meat piquant, we suggest pre-marinating the fillet in soy sauce.

    Necessary ingredients:

    • chicken fillet – 1 PC.
    • broccoli - 2-3 pcs.
    • cauliflower – a few buds
    • carrot – 1 PC.
    • hard cheese – 100 gr.
    • soy sauce – 30 ml.
    • salt, pepper

    Step by step instructions

    1. So the chicken turned out juicy, marinade fillet. To do this, pour a little soy sauce, salt, pepper and leave for 15 minutes.
    2. Grate cheese on a medium grater.
    3. Vegetables wash and divide into florets. Carrot peel. Put vegetables in a steamer and cook for 15-20 minutes.

    On a note!   If you can not find fresh vegetables, then you can always take advantage of frozen vegetable mixes.

  • Chicken wrap in foil and send it to languish in a steamer for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the fillets into slices and decorate with grated cheese. Serve with vegetables and rice. If desired, pour the dish with spicy sauce, which was left in the foil after the fillet was cooked.