TipVary the recipe
Add a little chopped chorizo or salami at the beginning of cooking, if you like.Jack's top tips
The wider and shallower your microwaveable container is, the quicker your food will cook. A bowl or plastic box would work well, but remember not to use metal in the microwave, or any crockery with metal trim. Metal reflects the microwaves and catches fire – with my firefighter hat on, it’s a common cause of kitchen fires, and kitchen fires quickly turn into house fires. If in doubt, leave it out.Jack's top tips
When cooking dishes with a high liquid content, such as pasta, rice or soups, cover with cling film and pierce to contain the liquid and allow the heat to escape – this prevents messy explosions! I stand anything like this in a bowl to catch any escaping liquid and keep the bottom of my microwave clean.