cup of dry popcorn kernels and place in the bottom of a microwave-safe glass bowl (pyrex is a great choice). Place a microwave-safe plate on top of the bowl. Plate should be wide enough to go beyond the rim of the bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes 45 seconds.
Glass bowl + ceramic plate + popcorn kernels = No butter or oil. cup dry popcorn kernels in microwave-safe glass bowl (pyrex). Place microwave-safe plate on top of bowl. Plate should be wide enough to go beyond rim of bowl. Microwave 2 min 45 sec.
Microwave Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag. Add a cup scoop of bulk popcorn kernels to your brown paper bag. Fold the bag over twice. Pop in microwave for 3 minutes on high. Stop the microwave when the popping slows to one to two pops per second.