There are so many different varieties of dumplings that are cooked in various traditional methods such as steaming, baking, deep-frying, and boiling.
While dumplings cooked in a traditional manner may have a better texture and overall eating experience, microwaving is a fast and easy way to reheat these delicious treats.
Dumplings cooked in the microwave do tend to be a bit soggy and soft. If they are overcooked, they may become hard and chewy.
Sometimes you just need to microwave your food if you’re in a time pinch or don’t have another method available. There are a few things you can do to ensure the best results for your eating pleasure.
How to Microwave Dumplings
- If microwaving fresh or refrigerated dumplings, proceed to step two. If Frozen: The best method for microwaving dumplings that have been frozen is first to let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Do not thaw at room temperature, as this can lead to bacterial growth that may cause illness.
- Place a paper towel onto a microwave-safe plate and place the dumplings on top of the paper towel.
- Cover the dumplings by turning a bowl upside down over the top of them, or use a microwave-safe cover/lid. This will help trap some of the moisture and prevent them from drying out.
- Place in the microwave and set to heat at medium heat for 30-seconds. Carefully rotate and flip the dumplings to ensure even heating.
- Reheat for another 30 seconds, and then check to see if they are heated through. If not heated through, heat for another 15-30 seconds at a time and then check again.
So, in conclusion, YES, you can microwave just about any type of dumpling, but if you want a crispy dumpling, it would be best to use an alternate cooking method such as pan-frying.