15 Microwave Uses That Will Change Your Cooking Game

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Steam veggies

If you don’t feel like popping a strainer on top of a pot of boiling hot water, waiting for that to cook (which can take a while), and being left with all the dishes to clean, just steam your veggies in the microwave. Cut up your veggies, and add them to a microwave-safe dish. Add just enough water to create about a half-inch tall pool at the bottom. Cover the dish with another microwave-safe plate. Microwave for three to four minutes. Check on your veggies at that time, and if they need a bit more softening, add another minute or two. It’s a simple way to get more veggies in your diet.

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