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Old 11-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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I adapted a recipe for homemade pudding to the microwave. Not only do I not have to stand at a hot stove, cleanup is much easier using the microwave. Microwave Chocolate Pudding
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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I'm even lazier, Taxy. I mix up instant pudding and put it in the fridge.
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I'm even lazier, Taxy. I mix up instant pudding and put it in the fridge.
Lazy?

When you can do something two ways with equal results, it's not lazy to use the method that requires less work. It's common sense.

In fact, it might be a better method using the microwave, since the milk never scorches.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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I frequently make rice in the microwave. It comes out perfect every time, and since the microwave turns itself off when it's done, the rice is never overcooked or scorched.

1 cup rice
2 cups water or chicken stock
1 tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
S&P to taste
other seasonings to taste - I sometimes add herbs and/or spices that I've used in the main dish

Place all ingredients in a 1-quart microwave-safe container with a lid. Cover partially and cook on high for seven minutes. Stir (this is an important step) and cook on high for eight minutes. Let stand five minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #15
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I do frozen veggies in the microwave all the time.

Quick and easy.

Sometimes I use it to reheat leftovers.

And it's main use is to reheat my java. I truly believe that's why God made them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Great idea GotGarlic. Any idea how long with brown rice?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #17
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Oh the walk down memory lane of my very first Microwave Oven!

My young husband came home with it from his Union meeting. His Union Local had voted him the most valuable new electrical apprentice of 1969 and had given him this very valuable reward! I was so very proud of him and was over the moon with excitement as nobody I knew had one yet. I invited friends and neighbors in to demonstrate heating up cups of coffee and removing them with my bare hands. It was a magic show I tell ya! Later on, there were cooking classes of how to cook whole meals and the feeding frenzy was on! Trust me, coating a whole chicken with Gravy Mate doesn't do much for a Microwave roasted chicken.
Many Microwave ovens later, I've come full circle to just heating up coffee and melting butter.
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Oh the walk down memory lane of my very first Microwave Oven!

My young husband came home with it from his Union meeting. His Union Local had voted him the most valuable new electrical apprentice of 1969 and had given him this very valuable reward! I was so very proud of him and was over the moon with excitement as nobody I knew had one yet. I invited friends and neighbors in to demonstrate heating up cups of coffee and removing them with my bare hands. It was a magic show I tell ya! Later on, there were cooking classes of how to cook whole meals and the feeding frenzy was on! Trust me, coating a whole chicken with Gravy Mate doesn't do much for a Microwave roasted chicken.
Many Microwave ovens later, I've come full circle to just heating up coffee and melting butter.
No popcorn or Stovetop Stuffing!?! I'm shocked.
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I frequently make rice in the microwave. It comes out perfect every time, and since the microwave turns itself off when it's done, the rice is never overcooked or scorched.

1 cup rice
2 cups water or chicken stock
1 tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
S&P to taste
other seasonings to taste - I sometimes add herbs and/or spices that I've used in the main dish

Place all ingredients in a 1-quart microwave-safe container with a lid. Cover partially and cook on high for seven minutes. Stir (this is an important step) and cook on high for eight minutes. Let stand five minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.
Must try this as I tend to burn my rice on the bottom
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #20
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I also started melting chocolate in the microwave. It actually is very easy and same result as double boiler but quicker and less dishes
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