How to Saute Frozen Vegetables
Sauteing frozen vegetables is an easy way to quickly make a nutrient-packed side dish. In just minutes, you can have a tasty side dish or an ingredient for your main course. Here are the steps to saute frozen vegetables that are perfectly cooked.
1. Choose Your Vegetables
It is best to use a vegetable mix that contains a variety of vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, peas, and corn. All of the vegetables in the mix will cook at the same rate, making the dish easy and straightforward.
2. Heat the Skillet
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with a thin layer of oil, butter, or vegetable broth.
3. Add Vegetables and Cook
Add the frozen vegetables to the skillet and stir. Cover with a lid and cook until thawed, about 5 minutes. Uncover and stir. Add more oil, butter, or broth as needed to avoid burning.
4. Season and Finish Cooking
- Salt and Pepper: Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a few grindings of pepper.
- Herbs: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, basil, curry powder, garlic powder, or crushed red pepper flakes.
- Finish Cooking: Continue to cook the vegetables uncovered for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until done to your liking.
Serve your sauteed frozen vegetables hot. Enjoy as a side dish or toss into a soup or pasta. You can also add shredded cheese, nuts, or seeds for an extra layer of flavor.