Our iconic Micro-Cooker® is a game-changer when it comes to making quick, healthy, and easy weeknight meals and side dishes. Specially designed for microwave cooking, these workhorses come in different sizes—1 qt. (1 L), 2 qt. (2 L), and 3 qt. (3 L) and are BPA-free. Great to steam veggies, melt chocolate or butter, poach chicken, cook rice, heat soup, make mashed potatoes, and so much more. You can even make a healthy veggie and rice dinner in less than 20 minutes. Celia, from Alabama, says she uses at least one Micro-Cooker® every day: “There’s no boiling over, absolutely one of the best buys I’ve ever made.”
How to Cook Veggies in the Microwave
Steamed veggies are super easy to make with the Micro-Cooker®. Just add a few tablespoons of water for every cup of fresh veggies and cook until desired doneness. Feel free to use more water than necessary as you can strain when done cooking. If the veggies are frozen, follow the package directions.
Buttery Dill Carrots only take six minutes in the Micro-Cooker®. Super easy and delicious, just add butter, dill, and salt once cooked.
You can quickly cook fresh cauliflower to make the crust for Cauliflower Pizza, a healthy alternative to traditional pizza, that’s low on carbs and packed with nutrients.
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Microwave
These Easy Mashed Potatoes only take 10 to 12 minutes to cook in the microwave. Once cooked, add salt, milk and whatever else you like. We suggest butter, garlic, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon.
How to Cook Rice and Grains in the Microwave
To cook white rice in the Micro-Cooker®, combine 1 cup long-grain rice, 2 cups water and a ½ teaspoon (2 mL) salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high, until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 18 minutes. Add some chopped fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro, or your favorite seasonings. Add fresh, steamed vegetables and you’ll have a quick, healthy dinner in no time.
For quinoa, add 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked, rinsed quinoa, and 1.5 cups (375 mL) water or broth. Microwave, covered, on high for 10 minutes. Let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
How to Cook Pasta in the Microwave
Put the desired amount of pasta in the Micro-Cooker® and add enough water cover the pasta plus a little more. Microwave for 5 minutes, stir to keep it from sticking together, then cook 5 more minutes. Once done, add butter, cheese and/or your favorite sauce.
More Recipes that Use a MicroCooker®:
Chicken Sausage With Peppers: Imagine, a sauce that practically cooks itself in the microwave while you’re focused on cooking the meat and veggies. Made with zucchini and bell peppers, this recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients.
These No-Bake Date Bars make a delicious post-workout snack. Made with all-natural ingredients, they’re packed with nutrients, too.
There’s no question that Micro-Cookers® are great for healthy meals and snacks, but they’re fabulous for decadent treats, too. Extra-Special Hot Chocolate is perfect for days when you need a rich and toasty beverage—plus, it only takes a few minutes to make.