Advice 1: How to cook dumplings in the microwave

Many people use the microwave only for reheating and defrosting, but you can extract out of this device much more useful. In connection with the peculiarities of cooking in a microwave oven, the products maintain natural color, vitamins and minerals. Even such simple and familiar dishes like dumplings, you will acquire new flavors.
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Place the frozen dumplings in a deep dish in a single layer and pour hot water. Cook small portions, or they may not boil. Water should not cover the dumplings with the top. Add black pepper, Bay leaf and salt. Salt a little as the water here is used much less than when cooking on the stove. Instead of salt and condiments you can crumble the half stock cube.
Cover the dish with dumplings inverted saucer of a smaller size or special cover and place in the microwave. Then cook timer for 1 minute on 100% power to bring to a boil. Reduce power to 70% and cook for about 6-8 minutes. After that, soak the dumplings in the microwave for another five minutes to come down. You may need more time if your oven capacity 800 watts.
Pull out the dumplings, drain the water. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise or ketchup as desired. Should be strong, elastic dumplings with juicy stuffing.
Once you master this simple recipe, the dish can be complicated and diversified. Instead of water pour the dumplings with a mixture of cream and sour cream. Add grated on a coarse grater cheese and sprinkle with finely chopped petrushechka. Put the dumplings in the microwave for 5-6 minutes on full power.
You can try to cook the dumplings without water. Pour into a deep dish, a little vegetable oil. Roll it into dumplings and place them on the bottom in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and spices, cover and set for 6 minutes on full power. In the end it should be unusual crispy dumplings.
In a microwave oven is very simple and quick to cook dumplings. Knead the dough with cottage cheese, wheat flour, eggs, butter, sugar and salt. Roll it 1 cm thick, cut into strips. Fold the dumplings in a suitable dish and pour a glass of boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes at 100% power. Serve with butter or sour cream.

Advice 2: In what dishes you can cook in the microwave

The popularity of microwave ovens based on the speed of cooking and the dishes a greater amount of nutrients than under conventional thermal processing. But only with the proper choice of utensils.
Utensils for microwave ovens come in three types: ceramic, glass, special plastics. Strictly forbidden to use utensils made of metal. It is advisable not to use plates and pans with a picture, as some paints contain metal particles and can damage the magnetron.


A small saucepan, widening towards the top and is made of heat-resistant glass, the item needed for cooking in a microwave oven. It can be easy to prepare first and second courses. Many Housewives use similar pans for even baking.

The only caveat – it is better to choose a pot with a round shape. In oval and square containers distribution of microwaves is uneven.

Ordinary glasses, with thick glass walls also come in handy in the modern kitchen. They can bake the omelet to cook small cupcakes, reheat the juice. Thin-walled glasses are not suitable for the microwave, they will explode when heated. You also cannot use crystal containing lead and other metals.

Ceramic tableware

Ceramic microwave safe container is the ideal option. All the plates and pans used in cooking should not have any chips or cracks, as in the process of heating the pot can be split. Therefore, it is preferable to buy microwave ovens pots and dishes, covered with glaze. On glaze damage will be visible immediately.

It is not recommended to buy crockery in the local market. As a rule, all of it imported from China, where ceramics and paint almost always add metal. By the way, you can check whether or not the microwave safe container.

In the oven put the water-filled glass jar, with a volume of 200 ml and cover with a sealed lid. Next to the jar put a check object, for example a plate. Include the maximum temperature for 1-2 minutes. If the dish remains cool, it can be used for cooking in a microwave oven. If heated, for microwave this cookware is not suitable.

Tableware, plastic

Polyamide or polypropylene crockery, specially manufactured for furnace, microwave oven, withstands heat up to +140оС. But cooking in such utensils should be cautious. When heating the sugar and fat can heat up above normal and deformed the dishes. In plastic container you can prepare vegetables, bake a cupcake. For roasting chicken or apples with sugar is better to use a glass ovenproof dish.

Knowing how to choose the dishes for the microwave, the owner will ensure the normal operation of the microwave and save money.
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