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5 Delightful Mug Meals For Time-Starved Cooks

Vanessa Luis
This is going to make your life so simple.

One mug. One meal. One satisfied tummy.  

Your favourite mug can do more than just hold your morning coffee. It is a kitchen essential that can be used to whip up a meal in no time in the microwave. No need to bring out the pots and pan and pile up the dishes, a mug can single-handedly save your day. 

So, whether you’re too tired to cook or just pressed for time, try these clever mug recipes.  

PS: Make sure you use a microwave-safe mug. 

Mug Scrambled Eggs
Who would’ve thought making scrambled eggs would get easier than it already is! All you need to do is crack a couple of eggs in a mug, add milk, a little butter (if you want) and whisk well. Season it well with salt, pepper and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir it occasionally to get that soft and fluffy scrambled texture. Voilà, that’s how you make an egg in less than two minutes!
 5 Delightful Mug Meals For Time-Starved Cooks
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Mug Mac and Cheese
How about a comfort meal when you get back from work after a long day? You can’t go wrong with gooey mac and cheese. Mix in equal portions of macaroni and water in a mug with a pinch of salt. Microwave for two to three minutes and stir. Then add milk, grated cheese and some salt and pepper and stir again. Give it a go in the microwave for another 30 seconds and get ready to devour this delicious meal.  

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Mug Quiche
Running late for work in the morning? Grab this one-minute mug meal that’s every bit delightful and filling. Add an egg, milk, butter, salt and pepper to a mug and whisk well. Then add the one slice of bread (shredded), grated cheese, tomatoes and herbs. Stir it gently and place the mug in the microwave for one minute. Your quiche should be ready when it looks slightly puffed. Garnish it with fresh herbs and gobble up this dish. 
 5 Delightful Mug Meals For Time-Starved Cooks
The Daily Mail

Mug Fried Rice 
Don’t order fried rice the next time you crave for Chindian food. Just try this quick mug recipe instead. All you need to do is add one-part rice, one-and-a-half-part water, chopped vegetables, chopped boiled chicken, one tablespoon oil and some soy sauce and chilli sauce of your choice in a mug (you’ll need a big mug for this one). Microwave it for twenty minutes and you’re done! 
 5 Delightful Mug Meals For Time-Starved Cooks
Lifehacker

Mug Cake
A cake is a meal too, a cheat meal that you can make in a mug. So, if you’ve got 3 minutes, we have a delicious dessert recipe for you. 
Begin by melting one tablespoon of butter in a large mug. Add a spoonful of peanut butter and mix well. Then, add three tablespoons of flour, a big pinch of baking powder and a little pinch of salt, along with one tablespoon of sugar and half tablespoon of coco powder. Stir well until the ingredients are combined. 
For your final ingredient, crack one egg into the mug and mix well again. Microwave the cake batter on high power for two minute. The top should be set by now. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and then dig in!
 5 Delightful Mug Meals For Time-Starved Cooks
 

So, go and give these quick meals a try, one mug at a time. Cooking does not get easier than this! 

 

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