I brought back a bag of rainbow popcorn kernels from my last trip to Frankenmuth. They have gorgeous colors: red, purple, yellow, white, and blue. No wonder it is called rainbow popcorn. However, all the colors are gone once they are heated in the microwave.
I learned to use lunch bag to make popcorns years ago from Food Network Magazine. And I have been doing my own popcorns this way ever since. It is simple and fast. More importantly, I can cut the butter/oil and sugar in half or more this way. It is healthier!
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 teaspoon oil
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (use more if you have sweet tooth)
1 large big paper lunch bag
Sprinkle the corn kernels with oil, and then mix with sugar. Whisk until corn kernels are evenly coated with a thin layer of sugar.
Add corn kernels to lunch bag. Fold the bag several times.
Microwave it on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The time needed depends on microwave. My old microwave used to take one and half minutes to make perfect popcorn, while the new one I bought needs 1 minutes and 45 seconds to get the job done. You should be able to know how much time your own microwave needs after a couple times.
Throw in some beers; we are ready for a movie night at home!