Steamed Peas in the Microwave

Steamed Peas in the Microwave

on June 5, 2020 in HealthyEdit

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How to steam any peas in the microwave in just under 10 minutes!

Making steamed peas in the microwave is a great recipe to have memorized because it is so easy and convenient. Peas make a great side dish or addition to a salad, fried rice, or pasta. 

This recipe is great to know for when the holidays roll around and there are never enough side dishes! Peas can also be incorporated into sooo many different recipes, the possibilities are endless. But the base to all of those recipes is a bag of frozen peas, so you better know how to cook them in the microwave!

More Peas Please!

  • Peas are an excellent source of protein!
  • Steaming peas is fast, simple, and mess free
  • Peas are an essential ingredient for SO many recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of butter (optional)
  • Salt & pepper (optional)

How to Steam Peas in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Combine peas and water in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Cover with plate and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes
  3. Remove, stir, microwave for another 3-4 minutes
  4. Drain
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper, enjoy!

Can I Use These Instructions to Steam Frozen Peas?

Yes! This recipe is for either raw peas or frozen peas.

When buying peas at the grocery store, a helpful tip is to keep in mind that they should be firm to the touch. Also, smaller peas tend to be on the sweeter side, so aim for medium-sized firm peas. Larger sized peas are not the best for steaming! 

What to Peas Use Peas In

Anything! Check out how to steam other vegetables and make your own mixed veggie bowl.

Use peas in the morning to make an egg frittata in a mug!

Mix your steamed peas into pasta, toss with a bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese. 

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steamed peas in the microwave
How to Steam Peas in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
9 mins
 

How to steam peas in the microwave in under 10 minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwaveis, cook time may vary.

Course: sides
Keyword: steamed peas
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine peas and water in a microwave safe dish

  2. Cover with plate and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes

  3. Remove, stir, microwave for another 3-4 minutes

  4. Drain

  5. Transfer to serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper, enjoy!

If you have tried making steamed peas in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!