I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, especially when i have cravings for cake at 11pm or on a Monday night and I just can not possibly start baking I make this. Mix everything together in a mug, pop in the microwave for 3 mins and its ready. how cool is that???
I love shortcuts in the kitchen, anything to save me time I will do, so best thing about this microwave popcorn is that its ready in 3 minutes and NO DIRTY DISHES 🙂
All you need is a brown bag and popcorn.
put about 1/3 cup of popcorn in the bag fold the top to seal and put in the microwave for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes add the time in 30 sec intervals until the pops reduce to about 2 every 10 secs and your done.You can also choose too add about 1 tablespoon of oil to the bag, i honestly do not see the need.
Once your done add your salt, or aromat other things you can add are PS you have to add these when the popcorn is fresh out of the microwave;
For Caramel Popcorn (pictured) : put equal amounts of butter and brown sugar, a pinch of salt and a inch of baking soda in a pan stir well and cook till it all turn brown. pour on the popcorn
Cinnamon Sugar popcorn: Mix the butter with a little white sugar and a dash or cinnamon
for Pepper and garlic: sprinkle some olive on the popcorn, mix salt with cayenne pepper, garlic powder and some black pepper and add on to the corn. mix well
For sweet and hot: Pour some olive oil on the popcorn then mix cayenne pepper with some powdered sugar
I usually make this on days when I have soo many dishes too cook, when all my stove tops are being used for other dishes. Or on days when I want to do other things and not necessarily watch my rice. All you need to do is put the rice in a microwave safe bowl, cover it with a lid that allows air to escape and that’s it. I was taught this by my cuz Cynthia one day when we were visiting her house. I bet she can not remember. But thanx girly. One of my readers, Wachu Wanjaria also suggested adding coconut oil or powder to make coconut rice. Have to try that next time.
Rinse the rice at least three times
Add the water ratio 2:1 water: rice
measure your water ration of water to rice is 2:1, then add all the seasonings and oil or butter
Recommended times: 1/2 cup rice, 9 minutes 3/4 cup rice, 12 minutes 1 cup rice, 16 minutes 1 1/4 cups rice, 20 minutes 1 1/2 cups rice, 23 minutes
1 cup of rice
2 cups water or stock
butter, oil (optional)
Coconut oil or powder (optional)
Rinse your rice under cold water a few times. If you’re using brown rice you might want to soak it for at least 30 minutes to make it easier to cook.
Mix the water and the rice in a microwave safe container in the ratio of 2:1 water:rice (2 cups of water for every cup of rice).
*Another way to do this is to put your rice in the container then pour water in till it covers the rice by about an inch, you can measure by putting your clean finger in the pot so that the tip of your finger touches the top of the rice, the water should cover up till your first knuckle
Season the water. Add salt, pepper, olive/ vegetable oil, butter, aromat or any other seasoning you usually use then stir the rice. Cover your rice BUT DO NOT USE an air tight lid, set the lid on the container. If the lid has vents to let out steam open those. Alternatively cover with cling wrap twice then poke holes on it to let out steam. Put in the microwave and set the time. Once done let the rice sit for about 3-5 minutes so that it finishes cooking then fluff it. EASY