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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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

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04/11/2009
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.