Frozen mixed veges.

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  1. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    we get here small bags of frozen veges, I use them all the time, 4 mins in microwave and enough veges for 2 people. They cook in the bag and I love them, contains carrot, beans, peas,corn,broccoli. They also make the bags with cous cous. I DONT do cous cous.

    Russ
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    For a few years now there have been some improved types of frozen mixed veg introduced - called 'steamfresh' and similar titles and designed to be microwaved. They seem pretty good and come in a variety of mixes - but I sill reckon that carrots, broccoli and cauliflower don't freeze well. They also do rice and couscous with veg mixed in. Like this:

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  3. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    We sometimes buy mixed veges to use in soup or some rice dishes. We always have frozen corn and peas on hand. If I can't find fresh pearl onions, I'll get frozen.
     
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  4. rascal

    rascal Über Member

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    Here's our ones.

    Russ
     
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  5. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I do sometimes buy frozen rice as it good for a quick meal esp. a small portion. Husband likes the ones with added veg for when I'm away (he is not a cook).

    As for veg, I use only peas, broad brans and sweetcorn as I find the others watery (as @morning glory said.)

    I have tried frozen garlic and that is OK for emergencies.
     
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Edamame beans are OK too.
     
  7. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I only use frozen garlic.

    Russ
     
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  8. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Ooh, thanks for the tip, I've never seen them frozen. I'll look out for them. I love edamame beans.
     
  9. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    I recently bought some steam fresh veg bags and they're good for when you're in a hurry, but they're a bit boring and I still prefer our own home-grown veg where possible.

    I really wish UK supermarkets had something similar to the frozen mixed veg that you can get in France:
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    La Parisienne: green beans, potatoes, carrots, button mushrooms, lardons
    La Paysanne: broccoli, potatoes, carrots, green beans, button mushrooms, onions
    La Méditerranéenne: grilled aubergines & courgettes, potatoes, chopped courgettes, red peppers
    La Rustique: potatoes, button mushrooms, green beans, onions, bolete mushrooms
    La Champêtre: green beans, carrots, peas, button mushrooms, grelot onions
    La Potagère: courgettes, spinach, peas, baby carrots, chopped onions
    Some of them come with a herby seasoning sachet you add yourself, some have the herbs already included in the mix (garlic, parsley, chives, thyme, etc.)

    They're designed to be sauted in a pan rather than microwaved so they have added sunflower oil and aren't as healthy as the steam fresh bags, but they taste so much better :D We always buy one of the ones with potatoes in when we're on holiday to stick in the freezer - they make a great accompaniment to steak or other grilled meat. Very quick and easy and minimal washing up :roflmao:
     
  10. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    The microwave ones are brill. But the guys that make them slip in a cheap,one with lots of cous cous, a nothing item. My wife bought some because they looked like normal ones.

    Russ
     

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