Thursday, July 2, 2015

One easy way to cook beets

You can microwave beets!

  • Place the beets in a single layer in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Add a small amount of water to the bowl -- 2 to 4 tablespoons should be enough.
  • Cover the dish and microwave the beets on high until they are easily pierced with a fork. Depending on the size of the beets and the power of your microwave, the beets should be ready in 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Always use beets of a similar size to ensure even cooking. 
  • If the beets are fully cooked, the skin should slip off easily.
  • Allow the beets to cool for at least five minutes before you attempt to peel them. Peeling them can be messy, so wear an apron to avoid staining your clothes.
  • Slice off the roots and stems before attempting to peel the beets.
  • Hold the beet using a paper towel or rubber gloves, then rub the beet to peel away the skin.
  • If the skin doesn't come loose easily, the beets could probably use a few more minutes in the microwave.
  • Add to basic greens, and enjoy!

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