If you’ve been looking to experiment with some pretty tasty recipes that use a steamer, you’ve come to the right place.
We have put together 10 of the absolute best and most delicious steamer recipes you’re going to come across – the kind of steamer recipes that are going to become mainstays in your regular meal rotation.
Let’s dive right in!
#1 – Chicken Tofu Chinese Pancakes
One of the best steamer recipes we’ve ever come across to replace some of our favorite takeout foods, this recipe comes from the folks over at Liberty London Girl and has quickly become one of our top favorites!
The chicken is incredible, the tofu pancakes are to die for, and your steamer is going to come in handy since it’s going to be used to warm up the pancakes that you make!
Find out more at libertylondongirl!
#2 – Asian BBQ Pulled Chicken Gua Bao
Another big favorite for those that have been craving Chinese takeout, this particular recipe is a little bit more involved, but your steamer is going to be essential when you’re getting ready to warm up your buns.
After a couple of times making this dish you’ll be able to move through the process very quickly – check out the recipe!
#3 – Fried Chicken À La Max’s Restaurant
There aren’t too terribly many people that think of fried chicken when they think of recipes that utilize a steamer, but if you’re looking to enjoy your favorite “old” foods with a healthier spin, you want to check out this recipe!
Just make sure that you’re using the best quality chicken you can get your hands on, as it is the real star of the show. Some people go crazy about chicken breasts, but chicken thighs have hidden pockets of flavor (since they are a little bit fattier) that you don’t want to miss out on!
Learn how to master this – utilizing your steamer right here!
#4 – Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe
If you love orange chicken (a Chinese food staple) and want a healthier replacement that takes advantage of your steamer, you’ll want to dive right into this tasty little treat.
Once you master the art of glazing your carrots, you may want to move on to glazing other vegetables – the combinations are endless and I’ll tell you this right now, the recipe (that you can find here) is perfect with sweet potatoes as well!
#5 – Chicken, Olives Capers, Lemon and Cauliflower Purée
Every now and again I go through a real Mediterranean kind of craving, and when I do – and when I want to utilize my steamer – I go to this recipe more than pretty much anything else.
It has everything that you’re looking for – salty flavors, sweet flavors, and it’s perfect for those that are serious about eating the right way to support their health and their body.
But don’t just take my word for it!
Try out this recipe the next chance you get. You won’t regret it, that’s for sure!
#6 – Steamed Vegetables
The overwhelming majority of people that have a steamer have used it at least once to tackle steamed vegetables.
It’s the best way to get used to using the technology, and it’s also a great way to make sure that you’re eating the right foods – and as many of them as humanly possible! But just because your steaming vegetables doesn’t mean that you don’t get to have a little bit of fun with their flavors.
Check out this recipe and I guarantee that you’ll be up to get even the pickiest of eaters to snack on these tasty veggies!
#7 – Vegan Kale Lentil Kelp Brown Rice Buddha Bowl
One of the best vegan dishes that I really go to when I want to utilize my steamer, I can’t even imagine going any longer than a couple of weeks without this amazing “Buddha Bowl”.
It hits all of those high points for me as far as flavor is concerned, and it’s really the ultimate when I am going through one of my “no meat” kind of phases. And I can tell you this right now, it’s a big hit with all of my carnivore friends!
Try out this delicious recipe.
#8 – Skinny Green Beans Caesar Style
Green beans can be absolutely fantastic or a little bit on the bland side of things – but you won’t have to worry about which way these green beans go when you prepare them using this recipe!
I’ve heard of people completely changing their opinions on green beans after reading this dish!
#9 – Stir Fry Recipe Green Bean Shiitake Mushroom
For some reason, steamers really work well when you’re looking to enjoy everything that Asian food has to offer, but aren’t looking to bog yourself down with the oils that they usually require.
Try out this quick stir fry recipe when you are under the gun for time. It’s going to change the way that you look at quick and easy meals!
#10 – Curried Broccoli and Chickpea Sauté
If you really want to expand your culinary repertoire as far as your steamer is concerned, try out this crazy little recipe.
It’s going to take a little bit of time to master, but it is well worth the investment in your time and effort – and is perfect with brown rice (which you can create with your steamer as well)!