I am in a rental and need to steam some vegetables, but no steamer basket. Any ideas?
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Find a colander that fits a pan with a lid.
There is a colander here but it is plastic.
What are you steaming? You may be able to make some foil balls to keep the food up out of the water and/or use a heat proof bowl to hold the food.
Broccoli and sugar snap peas, the foil may work.
Or just boil them.
If you have a microwave, steam them in a bowl, with a bit of water, covered with saran wrap or a damp paper towel.
You can get a steaming effect by using a small amount of water (about 1/4" deep) and a pot with a lid. Bring the water to a boil; put in the veggies; cover and turn heat to low. Check after 5-7 minutes. This works well for tender-crisp vegetables.
sugar snap peas would def not take 5-7 minutes; they'd be done in 30-60 seconds. Broccoli takes 3+ minutes once the steam is rolling. Another sub for a steamer is a disposable aluminum pie plate or other> poke holes all over with a skewer or knife tip. Set in a pot on a water filled can or other 'riser' (like a cake rack) with 2 " of boiling water in the bottom and a lid.
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