The most honest directions ever!
I'd rather use the stove directions, that way it turns out properly.
Yes I did that a few times. Then I got smarter and now I use a can opener pour it into my crock pot add noodles or rice and eat happily for a week.
Jesus..... the soup coated walls of the microwave... that has happened with other dishes it was horrible. I used a lot of paper towels cleaning that up.