Once I hopped on the ‘healthy train’ about a year ago, I was reading an article that explained the benefits of steaming food and instantly wanted one. Well, last Christmas I was lucky enough to receive one.
It has collected dust in my kitchen ever since. Today, for whatever reason, I decided to give it a shot! Oh my gosh… it was great. I steamed broccoli and it was delicious. I can’t believe I waited so long to start using it.
Not only veggies, but I was reading the handy dandy instruction manual and you can steam rice and even eggs! I hope this inspires someone to use theirs too! Please feel free to pass along any steamed food recipes!
I found a great, easy to make,vegetarian rice dish recently on the Kraft Canada website. A healthy dish that is full of flavor!
1-1/4 cups wild and brown rice blend, uncooked
1/2 lb. (225 g) fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, blanched and cut into 1-inch lengths
1/2 cup chopped red peppers
1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
1 cup minced Italian parsley
1/2 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing
BRING combined water, rice and salt to boil in medium saucepan, stirring occasionally; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 40 min. (Do not remove lid or stir during cook time.) Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Cool.
TRANSFER rice to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly.