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When cooking veg on the stove top in a steamer is it better to put the lid on to contain the heat or leave it off so the steam can flow up?
- br549Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Yep, lid on is a must! The steam is still forced "up," but also forced into the vegetables rather than allowed to escape!
Also, a bit of wine adds a nice taste to them too!
- C.M. CLv 77 years ago
Ozzie, if you do not have a lid on your pot, your defeating the purpose of the steaming purpose.
What I use a lot, are the Asian bamboo steamers, I can stack them with different ingredients to be steamed, and just sit them on the wok with water in the base.
I can actually take those steamers directly to table for serving.
- inthekitchenLv 77 years ago
Lid on.You want to contain the steam.
- 7 years ago