The steamer is made up of 3 parts - a bowl, basket and lid - and is really simple to use for cooking rice and vegetables. The 2.5 litre bowl and lid can also be used without the basket as a general microwave cooking dish.
Cooking rice in the steamer is so easy, you get the same result every time and you need never worry about boiling it dry and having to scrape it off the bottom of the pan! Simply put the rice in the basket cover with boiling water (quickest method) put the lid on and stick it in the microwave for 10 minutes. Stir halfway through and at the end and that's it. The clever design combines boiling and steaming - after the rice has absorbed the water there is still a reservoir under the basket which steams the rice until it is cooked perfectly.
Cooking rice in the steamer is easy but cooking vegetables is even easier. A little water in the bowl, vegetables in the basket, cover and pop it in the microwave for a few minutes. This is now accepted as the healthy way to cook vegetables which retain taste, vitamins and texture.
The Easy-cooK Steamer costs £10.50.