Q: How often do you reconsider cooking this or that dish just because you are short of time? Modern devices in the kitchen are really helpful when it comes to saving time spent on cooking, and devoting it to your family. Now you can prepare your favorite warm vegetable salad faster and your kids won’t need to wait for hours until you have baked them carrots and beets. Can these vegetables go in the microwave oven? What are the secrets to preserve their useful qualities?
What Are the Principles of Microwaving Beets?
To make the vegetable a frequent guest on our table, we must know exactly how to microwave beets well while preserving all their useful contains.
The mechanism of microwaving beets is not too much complicated and you have three different methods to choose from.
Therefore, you can be sure that you won’t fail to cook beets fast if your kids want it immediately or if you are too tired to boil or bake it in the stove or the oven for hours.
Of course, some of you would like to try to reassure us that the microwaved food is not healthy at all, and “oh my god, why do you kill that poor beet in the microwave oven?”
But the truth is that microwaving beets, just like any other vegetables, is not dangerous and won’t cause you any harm.
Among the methods of cooking beets, which are boiling, frying, baking, and microwaving, we prefer the latter.
Microwaving the beet is 10 times faster than the traditional cooking on the stove.
When you take the beet out of the microwave, you get a perfectly cooked vegetable with great aroma and saved nutritional qualities.
The Fastest Way to Microwave Beets
We know that you need to microwave the beets fast, so we have chosen to start with the fastest method of doing so.
As you’ll be heading down, you’ll also unveil the slower ways of cooking beets in the microwave oven. Some of them are slower and take more time. Nevertheless, they are not bad at all.
To microwave beets in a split second, you should:
- Wash it, peel and cut into pieces
- Mix 1 tablespoon of the apple vinegar and any seasoning or spices to your taste (this will serve as a marinade)
- Pour the marinade over the pieces of beet and put it in the microwaveable bowl
- Cover with the lid and microwave for 10 minutes at full power. Perfect, isn’t it?
You are able to eat these beets as soon as they have cooled down. Possible options for seasoning beets include olive oil, mayonnaise or sour cream.
If you choose to microwave beets following this method, be sure that you will get a very flavorous dish.
How to Boil Beets in the Microwave Oven?
Ever wondered how to boil beets faster than for 2 hours on the stove? The time has come to learn a new revolutionary method for doing so.
The microwave oven in your kitchen should not dust while you are mulling over the matter of life or death.
Here’s what you should do if you want to boil your beets in the microwave oven for less than 20 minutes:
- Wash the beets thoroughly and dry them with a paper towel
- Take a heat-resistant bowl or any other microwave-safe container and pour 100 ml of water, place beets and cover the pan with the lid
- Place the container in the microwave oven set at full power and microwave for 8 minutes
- After that, take out the dish, uncover it and turn over the beets to the other side
- Boil again for the next 8 minutes, listen to the end call but don’t take the bowl with the beets out of the oven.
- Let the beets sit in the microwave oven for 10 minutes more.
That’s how you cook the beets twice faster than with a traditional method. After 26 minutes in all, you can use the boiled beets as needed and enjoy the taste of your dishes.
A Water-Free Method of Microwaving (Baking) Beets
This time you need to place clean and dry beets into a baking sleeve or any other microwave-safe plastic bag for food.
- Tie the bag up and make a few holes with a toothpick.
- Microwave for 10 minutes at 800 Watt. If the microwave is not that powerful, add 10 minutes to the time.
Now you know how to microwave beets, the vegetable rich in Vitamin B, BB, C, phosphorus, iron, folic acid and dozens other minerals and microelements.