Carrots pack a lot of nutrition, but are best known for containing a rich supply of beta carotene and for supporting eye health. They are eaten raw or cooked, and can be preserved by canning or freezing. Frozen carrots are often prepared by boiling them in water, but this method allows important nutrients to leach into the water, which is then discarded. It also can decrease the taste. This does not occur when frozen carrots are steamed instead of boiled.
Put a small amount of water in the bottom of the sauce pan.
Place the steamer basket in the sauce pan.
Arrange the frozen carrots in the steamer basket.
Bring the water in the sauce pan to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan.
Steam the frozen carrots for about 10 minutes or until done.
Frozen carrots can be steamed in a microwave with a microwave-safe pan and steamer.
Tips and warnings
- Frozen carrots can be steamed in a microwave with a microwave-safe pan and steamer.