Why beat yourself up trying to prepare an elaborate meal that will take hours? All you need for these 5 awesome meals if your trusty microwave oven.
Ingredients: 350 grams risotto rice, 100 grams goat’s cheese, 175 mL white wine, 100 grams asparagus, 850 mL vegetable stock, 500 grams pea and bean mix, and torn mint leaves
Preparation: In a microwave-safe bowl, pour wine and 1/3 of the vegetable stock on the risotto rice. Microwave for 10 minutes while covered in cling film. Take out the bowl and stir the rice before adding the remaining stock then microwave again for 3 minutes while covered.
Take out and stir the rice to add asparagus and pea and bean mix. Microwave while covered for another 7 minutes. Take out the bowl then stir in mint and cheese. Let stand for 2 minutes before serving.
Ingredients: 3 cups enchilada sauce, 1 ½ cups water, 12 corn tortillas, 1 ½ cups chicken broth, 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 3 tablespoons rice flour, ¼ cup red chili powder, and salt
Preparation: To make a sauce, heat oil in a pan then cook flour and spices for 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in water and chicken broth until smooth then bring to a boil. Finally, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture looks thick.
To make a filling, mix a cup of enchilada sauce with chicken and cilantro until combined. Spread half a cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a microwave-safe pan. Dip the tortilla in enchilada sauce then spoon the filling and roll. Place these in the pan then spread the remaining enchilada sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese before microwaving for 5 to 7 minutes.
Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef, 1 lightly beaten egg, 2 tablespoons mustard, 5 tablespoons ketchup, ½ cup bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons onion soup mix, ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper
Preparation: In a bowl, mix mustard, egg, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, salt, pepper, soup mix, and bread crumbs with ground beef. Once mixed, form mixture into a loaf then place in a microwave-safe dish with lid. Microwave for 10 to 12 minutes on high heat. In a separate bowl with lid, mix vinegar, ketchup, and vinegar to create a meat loaf sauce. Drizzle on the cooked meat loaf then microwave loaf again for 2 to 3 minutes.
Zucchini and Ham Frittata
Ingredients: 4 cups zucchini, 1 cup cooked and cubed ham, 4 eggs, 1 cup shredded cheddar, ¾ teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1 onion
Preparation: Combine onion and zucchini in a microwave-safe plate then microwave while covered for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain excess liquid and set aside. In a bowl, whisk eggs, salt, pepper, ham, and cheese until smooth. Pour this on the zucchini then microwave for 8 to 9 minutes.