Making Chinese Steamed Eggs in the microwave is a quicker way to make this traditional dish. It’s a quicker way to make custardy eggs without using a double-boiler that is still a creamy and silky egg.
- Eggs: The most important ingredient in this recipe is the eggs!
- Water or Stock: Use either water or your favorite stock for this recipe.
- Soy sauce: Punch up the flavor with soy sauce. Add just before serving.
- Green onion, chives or other garnishes: Add an onion-y flavor with either chives or green onion. Add your other favorite garnishes if desired.
How to Make Chinese Steamed Eggs in the Microwave
Making these steamed eggs is actually quite simple, simple enough to be made in the microwave.
Gather your list of simple ingredients before getting started.
First, start by cracking and beating your eggs into a large bowl. Beat well and then strain the eggs through a fine-mesh sieve. This will take out any egg particles that did not fully incorporate.
Then, add in your broth or water. Adding in a chicken or miso broth will give the steamed eggs more of an umami flavor.
Take the beaten egg with the added water or broth and place the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and place a loosely fitting lid over it. Microwave the eggs at half power (power 5 on the microwave) for 4 to 5 minutes, until the center of the eggs are just set.
Take your steamed eggs out of the microwave and garnish with chives or green onions. Then add about two tablespoons of soy sauce.
Serve the steamed eggs plain or with rice.
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Commonly Asked Questions about Chinese Steamed Eggs
Can I steam eggs in the microwave?
Yes! While steaming eggs in the microwave is not the traditional method to make steamed eggs, it’s much quicker and easier than using a double-boiler or steamer.
Are steamed eggs healthy?
Steamed eggs are indeed very healthy! Especially because there is very little that is added to this dish, and because you slowly heat the eggs, you get the full nutrients of the egg.
Are steamed eggs in the microwave just as good as regular Chinese steamed eggs?
Steaming your eggs in the microwave is just an easier way to steam your eggs. You will still get a silky creamy custard, even if you make them in the microwave.