Add about 2 inches of water in a pot and place it on a stove lit at medium heat. Cover the opening of the pot with a lid and allow time for the water to boil. The time required for boiling the water is dependent on a number of factors such as the quantity of water, material from which the pot is made etc.
Clean the asparagus by rinsing it thoroughly under tap water. Tough bottoms of asparagus naturally break and can then be removed when the stalks are bent. Remove all of the tough bottom parts.
Carefully add rinsed asparagus from the previous step in a steamer basket. Place the basket in the pot with boiling water. Just make sure that the water does not come into contact with the basket even a tiny bit. This is primarily because the basket will undoubtedly get damaged if it makes contact with boiling water.
Close the opening of the pot with the lid once again and allow time for the asparagus to steam. The steam rising from the hot water will accumulate in the pot. You will have to wait for about two to eight minutes for the asparagus to steam. Alternatively, your asparagus will be steamed when it changes colour to bright green and becomes crisp.
When the asparagus has been properly steamed, turn off the heat and take the pot off the stove. Once your asparagus is done, it is advised to serve it immediately.