A long time ago I learned to do asparagas in the microwave by wrapping the
asparagas in about three paper towells, thoroughly wetting the bundle, and
putting it on a microwave safe plate. Put it into the machine for about 5
minutes or more, depending upon the power of the machine. When it comes
out, it is bright green and delicious.
I suppose you could "steam" other veggies in the microwave like this, if you
were willing to experiment a little.
Jo in Minnesota