Hello guys, since exams season is coming real soon (DON’T PANIC, YOU STILL HAVE TIME) and food is pretty much essential in life, I thought I could share some recipes with just using microwave! LOL!
Fun Fact: I literally can survive with a microwave in my kitchen (yes I know this is not healthy and what not, but sorry guys, I ain’t got any fancy cooking skills 🙁
For extra guidance, I shall also include extra notes on the recipes; The lazy-o-meter 😉
So the very first recipe that imma share with ya’ll would be some plain old scramble-eggs. This recipe is perfect for anytime of the day especially after waking up super late from pulling an ‘all-nighter’ (or you are just being plain lazy and untalented in cooking just like me).
Lazy-o-meter: 9.5/10 – Super duper sloth level of laziness.
Scramble Eggs *from IncredibleEgg.com
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of milk
- cheese (optional but HIGHLY recommended)
- salt, pepper, and any other herbs you choose to use
- Coat a 12 oz. microwave safe coffee mug or other dish with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk and beat till blended.
- Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir.
- Microwave until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
- Top with cheese and season with salt, pepper, and herbs.
The next one is suitable when you are being lazy but not to lazy but you are just being lazy kinda day. It is also a great food to binge eat while doing work or watching some TV series (that’s what my friend said, idk). In other words, it could be some sort of comfort food for the some of us.
Lazy-o-meter: 8/10 – Super lazy but yet not that lazy
French Toast *from Prettyprudent.com
- 1½ to 2 slices bread
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of milk
- cinnamon powder (optional)
- Cube slices of bread and place bread cubes in mug.
- Combine egg, milk and cinnamon in a separate small bowl.
- Pour egg mixture into mug.
- Press bread down so it can fully absorb liquid.
- Microwave for one minute, and then ten seconds at a time until fully cooked.
If you are feeling hungry and the Asian within you calls for rice, guys, this is the perfect recipe for all of you (you can thank me later). To be honest, my housemate and I used to do this when we had no proper cooking utensils. We literally had not pots and pans at that time, even fork and spoons (thank god for chopsticks). So trust me, if I could handle this recipe, pretty sure ya’ll can do wayyyy much better!
Lazy-o-meter: 7.5/10 – Just plain lazy but super hungry
Fried Rice *from Tasteofhome.com
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots
- Diced red onions
- Chopped green onion
- 2 eggs
- Minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- Sesame oil (Asian Level Upgrade!)
- Minced ginger (Another Asian Level Upgrade!)
- Cook rice as per normal.
- Crack the eggs in a bowl. Add garlic, low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Beat it all together, and if you can get it, add a little ginger paste as well.
- Pour the cooked rice into a large glass bowl. Top it with frozen peas and carrots and a few tablespoons of chopped red onion.
- Place the bowl in the microwave with a paper plate on top, and cook it for 1 minute.
- Pour in the egg mixture. Stir, and cook for 2 more minutes. Let it cool slightly, then stir.
Firstly, don’t ask me how I got this recipe from a bodybuilding website. Secondly, if you are current building your body, bammmm, this is for you! You have no reason not to eat healthy even when you don’t have enough time, lol.
Lazy-o-meter: 7.5/10 – Just plain lazy but super hungry especially from all of the “RPM and Toning” sessions.
Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce (a.k.a Satay) *from Bodybuilding.com
- 140g of Raw chicken breast, cut into tenders
- 1 tablespoon of cumin
- 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter (you can find it at Jaya Grocer or B.I.G)
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Pepper and salt for seasoning
- Mix the powdered peanut butter with a few tablespoons of water.
- Add the low-sodium soy sauce, raw honey, and Sriracha. Mix, and set it aside.
- Season the chicken breast tenders with cumin, sea salt, and pepper. Carefully skewer each tender with a wooden stick, and place the kabob over a microwave-safe bowl.
- Spray the meat with olive oil, then cook in the microwave for 2-1/2 minutes.
- Check on the chicken to ensure it is not burning, then cook it for another 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.
- Once the chicken is completely cooked, spice it up with some red pepper flakes.
This is another relatively healthy recipe for you to try. I know I know some of you will be like “nothing beats mamak’s tandoori!” and all, but guys, what if you are too lazy to drive out but you are craving for some Tandoori Chicks! This could the answer to your problem! A friend of mine introduced to me this recipe and to be honest it is not too bad………
- 1 chicken (1 kg) – cut into pieces and pierced
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of garam masala
- 2 tablespoons of coriander powder
- 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper (powdered)
- Oil – to brush the chicken
- Lemon wedges and onion rings – for garnish
- Marinate the chicken in the garlic, ginger, yogurt, salt, garam masala, dhania powder, black pepper and the cream for 2-3 hours or more.
- Place a saucer in a dish and arrange the chicken over it in a circle.
- Cover and cook at Hi for 5 minutes, turning once.
- Cover and cook on Hi for another 3 minutes.
- Uncover and cook at Hi for 2 minutes.
- Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving with onion rings and lemon wedges on the side.
Behold, this is the perfect choice for you out there who is trying your best to avoid junk foods but yet being a human can be a pain to the soul and you are currently facing really bad cravings for junk food. This is it! It is slightly much more healthier than the regular chips because you are able to control the amount of salt and oil. Besides that, you could also switch up the potatoes to something else such as sweet potatoes! So easy guys! Perfect for binge eating as well!
Lazy-o-meter: 5/10 – Not so lazy but trying to avoid eating junk food but too lazy to use an oven, hence, microwave oven.
Potato Chips *from Biggerbolderbaking.com
- 1 potato
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- coarse salt
- Wash and dry the potato. Use a mandoline on the thinnest setting to slice the potato into thin chips. Place them in a bowl and add the olive oil. Toss them to distribute the oil.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the microwave-safe plate. Place the potato slices on the parchment lined plate in a single layer. Sprinkle generously with coarse salt.
- Microwave for 5 minutes, or until they become crispy. The exact time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.
tips: you could also substitute the potato with sweet potatoes & zucchini!
There you go guys! Hope this post will be useful especially during the exam season! But nonetheless, good luck for your upcoming exams! Cheers!
DON’T SKIP YOUR MEALS!