"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Meals in Minutes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #21
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,108
I like fresh corn on the cob in the MW. Puppy chow (Chex-type cereal with melted chocolate and peanut butter, shaken with powdered sugar) is super easy. I also make nuked tuna casserole and egg casserole. Stuffing is great in the MW.

I too use it for veggies and reheating. I like the caramel corn and rice ideas.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
Great idea GotGarlic. Any idea how long with brown rice?
Sorry, no. I can't eat high-fiber foods, so I never make it. I'd start with 20 minutes, stirring at half-time, and see how it goes.
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #23
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,044
Have any of you seen the latest in MW's? You can now put metal utensils and pans in them, they come with convection cooking, metal racks so you can put a whole meal in them, etc. No more just your little MW that sits on top of the counter to just heat up a cup of coffee. My daughter went shopping for one during a tax free weekend. She was stunned by all the extras.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #24
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Sorry, no. I can't eat high-fiber foods, so I never make it. I'd start with 20 minutes, stirring at half-time, and see how it goes.
Does one normally stir white rice half way? For brown rice on the stove top, there should be no stirring at all.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:41 PM   #25
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady
I don't try to make granola very often. I burn it too often. Same reason I don't often make cookies. But for cookies, Stirling is willing to watch them once they are in the oven.

That's why I really like the idea of making granola in the microwave.
Too funny about the cookies...I like to make cookies when DS is here. He will take over for me too.
__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 06:48 AM   #26
Head Chef
 
medtran49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,109
Found an easy peanut brittle recipe for the microwave and make it now and again.
__________________
medtran49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,044
Every so often I will take a plain rice cake, smear it with PB and warm the whole thing in the MW. The PB melts down into the rice cake. I use all natural PB.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
YUM!!! That sounds lovely Chops

Quote:
Originally Posted by chopper View Post
Oh, I thought of one thing I always make in the microwave.

Microwave Carmel Corn

6-8 cups popped corn
1 stick butter or margarine (melted)
1cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put all but the popped corn in a 2 quart glass bowl. Bring to boil in microwave. Boil for 3 minutes.
Remove and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (let the kids watch-it's kinda cool, but watch out-it's really hot!)
Pour over popcorn in a paper bag sprayed with Pam.
Shake!
Put the bag in the microwave and cook on high for one minute. Take out and shake!
Put it back in for another minute on high. Take out and shake again.
Now do the same thing again, but cooking for only 30 seconds this time and shake again. Repeat the 30 seconds one time.
Spread it out on a cookie sheet and let cool.
SO good!
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by medtran49 View Post
Found an easy peanut brittle recipe for the microwave and make it now and again.
Could you please let us know the recipe, it sounds nice
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #30
Sous Chef
 
no mayonnaise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 553
Pizza sauce using a technique known as MAE, or Microwave Assisted Extraction, comes out stellar.
__________________

__________________
no mayonnaise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.