Microwave meals work best when made with items of high-moisture content, such as fish, boneless poultry, fruits, and vegetables.
For even cooking, microwave items in round or oval containers instead of square ones.
Use only microwavesafe containers. Generally, glass, ceramic, and silicone are good options. Because of the risk for potentially harmful chemicals leaching into hot food, it’s best to avoid plastic containers, even those deemed “microwave safe.” And, whenever you can, buy containers that say “BPA-free” on the label.
Microwaves vary in their power production, so it’s best to use cooking times indicated in recipes only as a guideline. Depending on your microwave, a dish could take less or more time to cook.