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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.

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  • Servings: 4
Steamed Asparagus

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003


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


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

Reviews (1)

  • sandianthony99 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.

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