Believe it or not, microwaving vegetables actually preserves more nutrients – and flavor—than steaming.
The best way to microwave most vegetables is:
 * Cut them in evenly sized, fairly small (less than an inch) pieces
 * Toss or sprinkle with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
 * Cover loosely to trap the steam, which keeps the vegetables moist.
See our collection of Microwave Recipes for more tips and ideas for using the microwave.