All or most of us need to cook on a daily basis and many of us wonder how to do it in an ecological way. Today we will talk about a device created by a Spanish company (Lekué) that will make us have a more eco-responsible behavior in the kitchen, without the need to lose flavor and quality in our dishes.
Although there are dishes that he cooks more successfully than others, this little reusable silicone case It will be a great help in the kitchen and will make you adopt healthier eating habits, since it cooks with steam. In addition, it is perfect for people with little time or for those days when you do not feel like cooking too much, much less scrubbing the entire pile of dishes and utensils afterwards. Keep reading this Green Ecology article to know how cook in an ecological way thanks to the Lekué case.
When one sets out to be ecological, it is one of the first questions that arises: what uses less energy and pollutes less, the traditional oven or the microwave oven? Although the microwave has a very bad reputation and does not convince all the ecological associations or health experts, compared to the oven it uses considerably less energy. In making a roast chicken in the oven, for example, it can take 1 hour and a half or two hours; on the other hand, cooking it in the microwave is much faster. This modern appliance contributes to huge energy savings and, on average, consumes 75 times less than a classic oven. It also uses much less energy than the fire in the kitchen or the ceramic hob.
Especially if we have frozen food, the oven is very slow to make it (and it takes a while to prepare) and also uses much less energy. If the oven is electric, only 14% of that energy goes to cooking food. If it is gas, only 6%. In the case of the microwave, the energy used rises to 60%. It is logical that ten minutes in the microwave will consume less energy than one hour in the oven, although not everything can be cooked in the microwave (for example, the bread is soft and rubbery, unless we have a model with the latest generation grill function)
Why are we telling you this? Because the way cooking from the Lekué cover is in the microwave, (although it can also be in the oven but we do not recommend it), hence it proposes a simple, fast and easy way to steam all kinds of dishes and foods, highlighting rice, vegetables and fish.
The Lekué brand has managed to open an important path in the market for kitchen utensils and products. In addition to the fact that it is always good to bet on Spanish brands, Lekué's philosophy is precisely to create utensils that not only do not harm the environment, but are also ecological and that help us stay healthier, since they are committed to healthy eating.
In fact, they do not use polluting packaging, their products are made with platinum or ceramic silicone. They started with the Lekué steam case, their main utensil and the one that we are going to present now, but they have been taking more specific new inventions for families and people who like to cook. A few days ago, in our post on how to replace the polluting aluminum foil, we presented its case to store and preserve sandwiches.
The standard steam case of the 600 milliliter brand and for two people (if you have a large family, you will have to buy a larger container, which there are) costs less than 20 euros and is ideal for cooking food quickly. It is now available to buy on Amazon. It preserves them better, ensures that their nutrients are not lost and enhances the flavors thanks to the silicone from which it is made. The main advantages of cooking with Lekué are:
If you dare to take a new ecological step, we will tell you that this steam case It is very simple to use. Although there are hundreds of recipes on the Internet (and the packaging comes with a book of the most basic), you immediately become fond of trying and trying.
Like everything, some turn out better and others turn out worse. Some of the easiest recipes that give the best results are the following:
If we had to choose, we would say that probably what comes out best with this case are the fish, which are just right, as well as the vegetables. The trick is just know the cooking time of each one, which is very simple once we have the recipe and the case comes with the cooking times for each food. You will see how tender the vegetables are!
Also hake with potatoes and onion is very good. It's funny how in Lekué potatoes (one of the foods that most despair because of how long it takes to bake) are cooked right away.
A recipe that children will love.
To make this recipe, you must follow these steps:
The squid and tomato water will remain under the tray, so we will only keep the good things from the food.
This case is also very good for making rice and of course there are many vegetarian recipes that we can prepare.
To make this recipe, you just have to: put a cup of basmati rice, 4 of water, 1 diced carrot, cut green beans, broccoli, a small piece of vegetable stock cube and a little olive oil. 14 'and two at rest.
A low calorie recipe that it only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
To make this recipe, follow these steps:
What's more we can make recipes like these:
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