To cook rutabaga in a microwave, first prepare it by peeling and cutting it into a preferable shape and size. Slices and cubes work well. Place the rutabaga in a microwavable dish with two tablespoons of added water.
Cover the dish with microwavable plastic, and slit to create a vent. Set the microwave temperature to high, and cook for 15 minutes. Check it periodically to ensure that it doesn’t overcook. Let the rutabaga stand for 2 minutes before uncovering it.
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family. It is thought to be a cross between a wild cabbage and a turnip. Like broccoli and cabbage, rutabaga is a cruciferous vegetable with cancer-fighting properties. It assists the liver in ridding the body of harmful toxins. Rutabaga also contains vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber.