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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Steamed Asparagus

This member of the lily family has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. Asparagus is at its peak from February through June and is a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper


  1. Step 1

    Place asparagus in a steamer basket set over boiling water. Steam, covered, until easily pierced with a sharp knife, 2 to 6 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Toss with butter, salt, and a pinch of pepper.

Everyday Food, March/April 2003



Reviews (1)

  • 11 Apr, 2009

    I use my rice cooker which is also a vegetable steamer and the asparagus come out perfect every time! It also does other vegetables to perfection.