Great, easy microwaved rice without sticking or messy clean-up. How you should cook rice depends on the type of rice and the power of microwave. Unwashed long grain rice can be cooked simply with high until all water is evaporated. A general rule is to cook as, first slowly to heat up water, then bring it to the boil, and followed by simmering on low heat to allow all water to be absorbed. It is best if the rice is washed at least 15 min before cooking, in order to allow rice grains to absorb some water.
1. Select a deep microwave dish with a cover.
2. Get the ratio right. The ratio is what's important: 1 unit rice, 2 units water. For example: 1/2 cup of rice, add 1 cup of cold water; 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of cold water.
3. Place in the microwave on maximum heat (i.e., 900 Watts) for 10 minutes without the lid.
4. Then stir, cover with the lid and place in the microwave for an additional 3 minutes until all water is absorbed.
5. Remove from microwave and let stand a few minutes before fluffing with a fork.
6. You can add salt or butter before cooking if you wish, or cook the rice in chicken or other stock instead of water.
* Can be reheated on an appropriate setting - which means that if you are making curry and plan to serve it later, the rice can be re-prepared.
* Adding a teaspoon of vinegar (any kind) would make it fluffier - don't worry- it won't leave any sour taste.
* A little saffron added gives it a very nice color and flavor.
* After the rice is cooled down, it can be divided into small portions and frozen. They can be reheated with microwave later without losing much of the freshness.
* Do not leave rice at room temperature for longer than 1 hour. Doing so could cause bacteria to start to form, please consider this especially if planning on reheating the rice.
* Please use a container with a lid that allows pressure to escape or do not seal lid tight.
* Be mindful that sealing containers where boiling liquids causes pressure to build can lead to lids being blown off with a fair amount of energy causing contents to spill into microwave.
Can be served with any stew.
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 Chili peppers (Chopped)
2 x 400 gram (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes in tomato juice
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
This recipe uses a 750 watt microwave.
1. Place the onion in a microwave jug - 1500 ml capacity, with olive oil. Microwave on HIGH (1000) for 4 minutes.
Stir onion and microwave for a further 3-4 minutes until they are clear and starting to brown.
2. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and microwave for 20 minutes on MEDIUM (500)
3. Stir the mixture and return to microwave for another 20 minutes on MEDIUM.
You can also add meat/meat substitutes to this recipe - it's really up to your imagination.
Choose Italian style canned tomatoes. You can also use fresh tomatoes if you prefer - Roma tomatoes work well.
Mix together 1/3 cup of Pounded Yam flour and one cup of water in a microwavable bowl until it forms a thick paste, making sure there are no lumps.
Mix pounded yam flour with water into medium consistency (Think same consistency as custard or pap/akamu/ogi)
Add more yam flour if too watery
Stir properly to ensure all flour properly mixed
Put in microwave for 5 MINS
If too soft, mixture was too watery (remember the next time :-)
Dont worry, put in microwave for 2 more mins
Stir properly with wooden spoon
Mix together 1/3 cup of Nigerian Pounded Yam flour and one cup of water in a microwavable bowl until it forms a thick paste, making sure there are no lumps.
Place the bowl in a microwave oven and cook for 3 minutes on high.
Take the bowl out and stir the mix.
You may add more water to reduce the thickness to your desired consistency.
Place the stirred mix back into the microwave and cook for another 3 minutes on high.
Remove the cooked Pounded Yam and serve with your favorite soup or stew.
microwave is not for cooking. it is for warming food. or to make your cold food hot.
you could make 2 mins noodle with it though. but not for cooking ogbono, egusi or okra. it is not for boiling yam for your pound too.
i have seen someone made semo with it but not me. also you can't make your stew with Microwave.
try get a stove.