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How to steam carrots?


Carrots are one of the first safe vegetables that are introduced in the first weeks after cholecystectomy (surgery to remove the gallbladder). It should also be used at the first signs of cholecystitis, dyskinesia of the gallbladder or ducts, cholelithiasis.

Unique carrot for this category of patients with property lower cholesterol . With a diuretic, mild laxative effect, carrots help the body get rid of toxins. Fiber - this is the basis of almost all vegetables. And as we know, vegetables for table No. 5 should be about 2/3 of the daily diet.

Carrots are rich in vitamins - phosphorus, iron, iodine. But she is known, of course, CAROTIN - a special fat-soluble vitamin. Therefore, the main recommendation is to add a little vegetable oil (sunflower, olive, corn, linseed) to the finished product.


Recent studies have argued that carotene uptake increases with proper heat treatment.

The ideal way is steaming carrots. Civilization gave us a slow cooker, making housewives homework easier at times. We will use this magic tool.

Steamed carrots in a slow cooker cook for no more than 10 minutes. You can put the whole vegetable peeled, while maintaining beneficial properties. If you decide to cut into small plates, the cooking time is reduced to 3-5 minutes.

Carrots prepared in this way can become an ingredient in salad, vinaigrette, and can be an independent side dish, for example, for steamed chicken cutlets baked in foil of chicken breast or fish.

How to cook carrots in a double boiler

Will need - carrots, water

1. Peel the carrots or, if it is young, rub the hard side of the sponge, rinse with water.

2. Put the carrots on the lattice of a double boiler, check that there is water in the lower compartment.
3. Turn on the double boiler, detect 40 minutes and wait for the cooking to finish.

4. Check the steam carrots for readiness by piercing through with a fork in the widest part of the vegetable. If the fork is easy, then the carrots are cooked.
5. Lightly cool the carrots, peel and use in dishes.

How to prepare carrots

Before cooking, wash the carrots so that there is no dirt left on it. This is most conveniently done with a hard brush.

If you cook carrots whole or in large pieces, peeling is not necessary. This can be done after cooking.

If you plan to cut the vegetable into small pieces or grate, then it must be cleaned.

How much to cook carrots

The larger the carrots, the longer it takes to cook. To speed up the process, a whole vegetable can be cut into several parts.

Frozen carrots are cooked as much as fresh. Pre-defrost it is not necessary.

Focus on the time indicated in the recommendations. But be sure to check the readiness of carrots with a knife, fork or toothpick: they should easily go into a soft vegetable.

How to steam carrots in a pan

Pour some water into a pot and bring to a boil. Place a colander or special steaming stand on top. It should not touch water.

Put the carrots in a colander or stand and cover with a lid. A whole vegetable will cook for 25–35 minutes, and chopped - 8-15 minutes.

How to cook carrots in the microwave

Put the carrots in a microwave-safe container. Pour some water and cover with a lid or plate.

Instead of dishes, you can use a regular plastic bag. Put vegetables there and pour some water. Tie the bag not too tightly and place on a plate for convenience.

Cook carrots at full capacity. Sliced ​​carrots will be ready in 3-8 minutes, and the whole - in 10-15.

How to cook boiled carrots in the oven

Such carrots will not be inferior to ordinary boiled in taste and color. Typically, whole vegetables are cooked in this way.

Wrap 1-2 carrots in foil. For greater softness, you can lubricate them with vegetable oil.

Put the carrots in a baking dish and place in an oven preheated to 200 ° C for 30–40 minutes. Then remove and let cool completely in the foil.

How to cook carrots quickly

If there is no time at all while the water is boiling, peel the carrots and cut into circles - carrot slices cook faster - only 20 minutes. You can still buy peeled carrots and even grated - this will boil even faster. You can also buy frozen carrots (mini or slices) - it is already cooked, it remains only to heat it.

For babies cook carrots until completely boiled, and after peeling, it is recommended to puree.


- chopped fresh dill (26 g),

- softened unsalted butter (18 g),

- juicy carrots (570 g),

- fresh chopped parsley (26 g),

- whole milk (64 ml),

- brown sugar (3 g),

- semolina (34 g),

- raw egg yolk (one piece).

From carrots, dill and semolina, you can cook low-calorie cutlets, which are recommended to be included in the diet menu. It is recommended to cook such tasty, healthy and airy patties in a special nozzle in a multicooker or a double boiler.

Cooking process:

Peel the well-washed carrots, grate it very finely, then transfer the grated carrot mixture to a small saucepan, add brown sugar, pour enough milk.

In addition, add butter, with regular stirring, heat the components over low heat for about seven minutes.

Then very carefully pour a thin stream of semolina.

Stir the components intensively, then continue the process of warming the carrots and semolina for another ten minutes, then add the pre-whipped yolk and all the chopped greens to the pan.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly again, then cool the carrot-semolina and form small cutlets from it, transfer them to a special nozzle.

Then pour water into the bowl of the multicooking device and bring it to a strong boil in the cooking mode, then install the nozzle with carrot cutlets. Close the lid of the multicooker, set the steaming mode, then cook the patties from carrots and semolina for about a quarter of an hour.

Mistresses note:

In order to make carrot cutlets even more mouth-watering, you can also add finely chopped cabbage, as well as chopped prunes, grated hard cheese or homemade cottage cheese.

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