Adam Liaw's microwave hacks

Cook the potatoes in the microwave for this easy, cheesy vegetable hash.
Cook the potatoes in the microwave for this easy, cheesy vegetable hash. Photo: William Meppem

A microwave is the ultimate time-saving kitchen appliance.

Use it to par-cook vegetables before stir-frying, or even to cook them completely. Hit potatoes with 10 minutes in the microwave and shave half an hour of their time in the oven.

Rice that takes 40 minutes in a rice cooker or 20 minutes on a stovetop can be done in a microwave in 12-15.

Watch three more of my microwave hacks in the video below, including the secret to super-easy chips at home. Remember: it's not cheating, it's smart.

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