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Microwave Meals and Sides in the Micro-Cooker®

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., 2 qt., and 3 qt 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.

 

Easy Mashed Potatoes

 

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.

 

Rice Made in a Micro-Cooker

 

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.

9 Responses to Microwave Meals and Sides in the Micro-Cooker®

  1. Pamela Collum August 5, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

    I have the all black, top and bottom micro cooker. It was made in USA. are these
    Containers still made in the US? I would like this esp since the 3 nest. does it come with a pamphlet on their use? Thank you.

    • Kimberly Stephens August 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm #

      Hi Pamela,

      Yes the Micro-Cooker Set is still made in the USA!!

      Kind Regards,
      Kimberly

    • Teri October 5, 2019 at 5:45 am #

      I would love a cooking pamphlet. How can I get one?

  2. Ella August 11, 2019 at 9:11 am #

    Would love to see a demo of this set.

  3. Brenda August 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    what about that cake…spice cake.?

    • Kimberly Stephens August 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

      Hi Brenda,
      Are you looking for a recipe for the Apple Spice Cake? If so, I’ve posted it below.

      Kind Regards,
      Kimberly

      APPLE SPICE CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
      THIS APPLESAUCE CAKE HAS ALL THE FLAVORS OF FALL – PLUS A SIMPLE HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE!

      INGREDIENTS
      Cake
      Oil for brushing pan
      1 red apple such as Gala, Braeburn, or Fuji
      1 pkg (15.25 oz or 515 g) spice cake mix
      1 ½ cups (375 mL) unsweetened applesauce
      Salted Caramel Sauce
      ½ cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup
      2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
      Coarse sea salt
      DIRECTIONS
      Brush the bottom and sides of the Rockcrok® Everyday Pan with oil using the Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush.

      Core the apple using The Corer™. Cut the apple in half crosswise, then slice the apple halves using the Simple Slicer on the #3 setting. Cut slices in half.

      Starting at the edges of the pan, carefully arrange the apple slices, slightly overlapping, in the bottom of the pan.

      In a large bowl, whisk the cake mix and applesauce until blended. Spoon the batter over the apples and spread evenly.

      Microwave, covered, on HIGH for 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the microwave, uncover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

      Place the syrup in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until small bubbles form, stirring occasionally. Add the butter; stir until butter is melted. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.

      Remove from the heat; let cool 15-20 minutes or until thickened (similar to the consistency of honey).

      Carefully invert the cake onto a serving platter. Just before serving, drizzle with the caramel and sprinkle with salt.

      Yield:
      12 servings of 1 slice
      Nutrients per serving:
      Calories 210, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g,
      Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 300 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g

      Cook’s Tips:
      To prepare in a conventional oven, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Follow steps 1-4 as directed. Bake on center rack for 32-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and loosen the edges of the cake. Cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto a platter. Prepare the sauce as directed while cake is baking; continue as directed.

  4. Carla Walgren August 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    What’s the price of this set of micro cookers?

  5. Tammy August 15, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

    The recipe for the mashed potatoes does not say if you should cut them in squares or cook them whole.

    • To ah August 26, 2019 at 4:21 am #

      I think you must’ve missed it, it’s the number one line in the ingredients.
      “1½ lbs. (750 g) potatoes, coarsely chopped”

      Regards, 😁

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