Wash and dry your vegetable and cut it into equal size pieces.
Place them in one layer in a microwave safe glass bowl or a dish with sides.
Add just enough water to the bowl that it comes 1/8 up the side of the vegetable piece.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a microwave safe cover, and microwave for 2 minutes. Test the vegetable for softness, and rotate or flip it if necessary. Cook again for four minutes.
Continue alternating sides and cooking for one minute per side until the vegetable can easily be pierced with a fork. Once your veggies are moist and tender, they are ready to season and serve!