Housework childcare that does not end every day in the sweltering heat. Have you been tired recently? At times like this, you want to spend as little time cooking as possible. Therefore, Let’s Love conducted a questionnaire to housewives raising children (239 respondents). We asked him about what he has devised for time-saving cooking and how to use the microwave.
I want to shorten the cooking on a tired day as much as possible! Are you able to utilize the time-saving home appliances “microwave oven”?
Have you been tired lately?
I would like to ask someone who feels tired even a little. What do you think is the reason for your tiredness? * Multiple answers allowed
Do you want to shorten the time required for cooking?
At this time of year, there are many people who are tired from the heat and humidity. Some people cite lack of exercise at home work and daily routine housework and childcare as reasons for fatigue. In such a case, it is a convincing result that I want to spend as little time as possible on cooking.
How long does it take to make a supper?
Is there anything you have done or devised for time-saving cooking? * Multiple answers allowed
About half of the respondents answered that it took about 60 minutes to prepare dinner, at 47.3%. Next, about 30 minutes was 43.1%. In addition, in order to shorten the cooking time, we heard that the cooking process was devised such as simultaneous work, and that preparations such as pretreatment, pre-preparation, and frozen storage of cut vegetables were made. It seems that everyone is devising various ways to shorten the time as much as possible.
How often do you use the microwave in your home?
I would like to ask someone who may use a microwave oven. How are you using it? * Multiple answers allowed
Have you ever failed in the microwave?
More than 80% answered that they use the microwave almost every day. It seems that there are many uses for “reheating side dishes and rice”. There are also many people who have used microwave ovens for cooking and have failed. It is quite difficult to use it well because it becomes uneven or hard.
Incorporate a microwave oven into cooking to save time and make delicious dishes
Every day is hot and tired. I want to spend as little time as possible cooking, but it seems that not many people are making good use of the microwave.So the cookYukari IgarashiWe asked him how to cook delicious food in a short time and how to prevent the failure of microwave oven cooking.
“I think that many people use microwave ovens for the purpose of’warming cold dishes’, but if you use them well, you can easily make various dishes deliciously. Of course, cooking in a microwave oven will shorten the time, of course. Unlike cooking that uses fire, it’s nice to be able to do other things while heating. I hope that busy people will try more and more microwave cooking.
When devising a time-saving recipe“Delicious even in a short time”I cherish that.Shortening the cooking time means that “the depth of taste created by taking time” cannot be added.
.. Even so, “umami” is the key to making it delicious.
Therefore, I often use fermented seasonings such as soy sauce and miso. Even if you don’t spend a lot of time cooking, the seasoning itself has the “umami of aging”, so even if you add a little, the taste will be deeper and the flavor will be much better. “
Microwave cooking can’t be delicious !? The cause of the failure was “heat unevenness”!
“I think some people have a preconceived notion that cooking in a microwave is not delicious. The major factor that causes microwave cooking to fail is” uneven heating. “Four important points to prevent uneven heating. Let me introduce you.
1) Make the size of ingredients uniform
If the size of the cut ingredients is different, the large ingredients will not be cooked to the inside, and the small ingredients will be overheated and unevenness will easily occur.
2) Put ingredients that are difficult to cook on top
The microwave is heated from the top. Try to put ingredients that are difficult to cook, such as leafy vegetables on the bottom and root vegetables on the top, as much as possible.
3) Mix during heating
If uneven heating is likely to occur, mix once during heating to make it easier for the whole to cook.
4) Be careful where the plate is placed
In the case of a turntable type microwave oven, the structure is such that electromagnetic waves hit more well away from the center, so it is best to place the plate on the outside as much as possible.
I think that just keeping the four points will reduce the number of mistakes. It is also important to know the habit of the microwave oven you have, as the condition of the fire will change depending on the model. If you make it according to the recipe but the heat goes by, try shortening the heating time a little, and you will find the right heating time. “
Convenient home appliances are the wisdom of living.Efficiently “save time” to reduce the burden
“Some people seem to feel that relying on convenient home appliances such as microwave ovens is a” cut-out “, but I think“Troubleshooting” rather than “cutting out”I try to choose the word. It is most important to reduce the burden by eliminating the hassle and to live comfortably, so if you feel the burden on the word “cutting out”, you should convert it to “cutting out” in yourself. Let’s do it.
I think that there are quite a lot of people who tend to think hard about cooking for some reason, even though they adopt methods that are easy to do with cleaning and washing. Convenient home appliances are, so to speak, “wisdom of living.” Each manufacturer has thought out how to help our lives, so let’s use it without feeling guilty.
Cooking is one of the things we do in our daily lives, such as housework, childcare, and work, so we want to relax our shoulders without looking at cooking with a strict eye. “
Always have “choices that don’t have to cook”
“Especially because women have a cycle within a month and it is difficult to control their physical condition, it is important for me to always have” options that do not require cooking “on the premise that I will not overdo it. I think that I myself tend to get tired easily and can’t cook at night, so I stock my favorite ingredients for such times. For example, I always keep natto and kimchi in the refrigerator. , I always have delicious canned food and retort curry. The point is not anything if I can stock it,“My favorite thing that raises the tension of myself and my family”Have ready. Even if it is not handmade, just warming it will make the whole family happy.
Of course, purchasing side dishes is always an option. Even if you just take in one item you purchased, the burden on the manufacturer will be greatly reduced. My recent favorite is Seijo Ishii’s marinated semi-dried tomatoes. If it’s a side dish, you can easily serve dishes that you don’t cook very often, so depending on your choice, it will be a fun eating experience for your family. “
Sentence = Kaoru Utsunomiya