Monday, January 14, 2013

Micro Monday

Normally I would say I am not a big fan of microwaves, but since Christmas I have changed my mind.  Christmas day Kovas started the major demo on our kitchen, and so we've been with a stove for a three weeks - and one to go.  Instead of eating out or eating prepared microwave meals (which Trader Joe's has a great healthier selection) every day, we figured out how to make some standbys in the microwave.

Aside from steamed veggies, three of my favorite finds are long grain brown rice, old-fashioned oatmeal and scrambled eggs.

microwave rice
Microwave rice
Rinse rice 3 times.  Using 1 part rice to 4 parts water, combine in microwave safe bowl, cover and cook 10 minutes or until boiling; then 20 minutes uncovered or until water is absorbed.

microwave oatmeal
Microwave oatmeal
Combine 1 cup oats and 1 1/2 cups water, microwave 2 minutes.

microwave scrambled eggs
Microwave scrambled eggs
Spray microwave safe mug with cooking spray, combine 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons milk in mug, beat.  Microwave 45 seconds, stir, microwave 45-60 seconds more.  Top with cheese, salt and pepper to taste.


Have any healthy microwave recipes?
 

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4 comments:

  1. We don't have a microwave, but I sometimes use the one at my office and I like the oats better out of there then on my stove at home!A

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  2. So glad you finally got eggs! :)And I definitely miss the dishwasher more than the stove.

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  3. Sometimes I cook broccoli in the microwave if I forgot to put it on the stove and I'm in a rush. My kids like their broccoli cooked...well, 2 out of 3. So a quick bowl of water and broccoli and there it is!

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  4. I make my egg whites in the microwave along with my bacon. Three mins for the egg whites. I do them separately, 4 mins on papertowel covered by papertowel for the bacon. When I though our oven died I brought out our toaster over to use for awhile.

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