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I just steamed some vegetables and the water below is greenish-yellow vegetable sweat basically. I don't want to waste any thing unless I have to for a valid reason. Any suggestions?

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Welcome to Seasoned Advice! Have you taken the tourand visited our help center yet? Note hat questions on heath and nutrition are off-topic here, but if you focus on not wasting anything, it's fine. – Stephie Feb 17 at 6:17
I'm going ahead and removing all references to nutrition here; I think this question will be a lot more useful if you just ask what to do with it and then decide for yourself if the various answers meet your needs. – Jefromi Feb 17 at 11:39
Oops, my bad. I'll make sure to go through the tour and help center. Thank you all for the great suggestions. It's helped a lot! :) – Supensaa Feb 17 at 16:29
  • Make bread with it (let it cool enough that you don't kill the yeast, first.)
  • Make soup with it.
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Soup is actually a good advice, since soup is, in a very rough way, just throwing vegetables at some water and, well, fire it up! Also, I'm kinda used to eat soup as the first dish on the table, so, it is nearly a "must have" and it can stay good for up to 2 days (if properly stored). – Ismael Miguel Feb 17 at 10:40

I've read that if you can't or don't use it for your own consumption, that houseplants really love it (after it's cooled, of course).

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Yea, give that water to plants .. That will be great idea – Ronak Bhatt Feb 17 at 6:43
And only if you boil without salt! – Stephie Feb 17 at 7:14
@Stephie Good point, though the asker says they steamed the vegetables and there's no point adding salt when steaming. – David Richerby Feb 18 at 0:49
Seems a good idea but... Won't it be plant-canibalism? – Krotanix Feb 18 at 8:24
What do you think is compost? – schmendrich Feb 18 at 10:33

I usually add some other veggies "disposable parts" to that water before boiling, so i make a vegetabel stock, and then use it to make risotto

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When steaming vegetables, I'm often making something that tastes good with stock or gravy. The vegetable water makes a great base for both. If you use instant granules, you can just pour the steaming water into the powder for extra flavour.

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Vegetable water is totally harmless and can often be used as a base for a broth. If meat is an option, fortify it with chicken broth..or better yet, use it to make your own beef/chicken broth. If desired, you can also fortify it with more savory tasting vegetables. Celery and carrots usually impart a nice flavor. Just make sure u strain the solids.

You can also use the veggie water as a substitute for water in your morning smoothies, especially if there's color and flavor in it.

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Apologies for not being fully accustomed to the format here. Thank you for taking the time to inform me. I look forward to contributing in a fashion that is most suitable. – mrcampos Feb 18 at 2:07
No worries, there's a lot of information in help center (and on Seasoned Advice Meta) but we definitely don't expect everyone to read it all first. Glad to have your answers! – Jefromi Feb 18 at 2:09

I like using vegetable water to cook pasta, particularly when I'm going to not use a thick sauce (e.g. tossing the pasta with olive oil, dried herbs, and some grated parmesan).

I also use it to cook rice, in the same vein as above (i.e. not with thick sauces).

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