How to cook sweet corn using a microwave
By Chris Hoggins, The ConversationRead moreRead morePosted February 14, 2019 10:42:11It’s a recipe for an easy, but satisfying meal for a family of four, as the recipe below demonstrates.
The instructions below are for a 2.5-litre microwave oven.
You can buy an aluminium-plated microwave for around $35 on Amazon.
The instructions are written in plain English so there are no hard-and-fast rules to follow.
The video below demonstrates the basic microwave setup.
The first step is to turn the microwave on.
The heat will heat up the water in the kettle to around 250C.
If the water doesn’t start boiling, you can just heat the water up to 140C.
You can also add water to the kettle at this point, but the more water you add, the less pressure the kettle will feel when you start stirring the water.
Next, you’ll want to put the water back in the microwave to boil it.
Put the water into a kettle and add the water, about 5 litre worth.
After about 20 minutes of stirring, you should see a big, red “boil” light.
Next, pour some water into the kettle.
Keep stirring until the water has boiled and you can pour the kettle out.
If it’s not quite boiling, add more water and stir for about another 15 minutes.
If you can’t get the kettle back in your hand, put the lid on and let it sit for a while.
If you’re having trouble with the water boiling, the next step is adding some sugar.
It’s not necessary to add sugar at this stage, but if you do, it’s a good idea to wait at least 20 minutes for the sugar to fully dissolve before you start adding sugar.
Next comes the cooking part.
Add some of the boiling water back into the microwave and place it back into your pot.
You should now have a large pot of boiling water in your kettle.
You should be able to see a bubbling water surface.
This is because the boiling temperature has risen.
If there’s a big difference in the surface temperature, add a little more water.
If the surface of the water starts to boil too quickly, add some more boiling water.
If that doesn’t work, add another 2-3 litre of water.
You’re done cooking.
If not, the pot should be about 30cm in diameter and have about 10cm of depth.
You’ll have a nice, hot, bubbling surface.