What veggies can be easily microwaved? (so that they taste as good as when they are cooked traditionally)


Do you have any reason to think that any vegetable don't perform well when cooked in a microwave?

Yes, whole potatoes are great, while peeled ones end up dry and weird. So it's easy to imagine that not all veggies will do well.

closed as too broad by Catija, GdD, Debbie M., Erica, Cascabel Jun 30 '17 at 23:01

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    List questions are generally not a good fit for SE. This is also broad... what do you want from these vegetables? What other cooking method are you trying to duplicate... microwaves steam perfectly but they don't brown, so if you like sauteing your vegetable, that's not going to happen in a microwave. This is also sort of subjective... Do you have any reason to think that any vegetable don't perform well when cooked in a microwave? Also, what is "easy"? – Catija Jun 29 '17 at 20:49
  • @Catija see update – MaxB Jun 29 '17 at 22:10
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    @Catija, if your point was that vegetable-hood is different depending on who you ask, then stating flatly that potatoes aren't vegetables isn't the best way to make the point. – Lorel C. Jun 30 '17 at 1:37
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    This question would be better if it asked about an actual problem like "Can I microwave this squash I bought?" or "How can I microwave peeled potatoes and not have them come out dry and weird?" – Ross Ridge Jun 30 '17 at 4:57
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    I'm flagging as too broad. Do you have any specific vegetable you're affraid won't microwave? That'd be a question. Current question is equivalent of "what kinds of vegetables can I fry?" – Luciano Jun 30 '17 at 8:24

You can steam any vegetable in a microwave that you can otherwise steam in a steamer. just cut it into pieces, put it in a bowl, add water and cover tightly with microwave safe wrap. Then microwave on high it to steam. For broccoli it takes about 3-5 minutes, depending on if how much you like it done.

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