Makes 1 cup.
To make in a microwave: Reduce the amount of water to 1 1/4 cups and place all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and seal well with plastic wrap. Cook the mixture on HIGH power for 2 to 3 minutes and allow it to sit for 3 to 5 minutes.
CAUTION: hot steam escapes when uncovering the bowl. Let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Chipotles en Adobo Puree: Transfer the chiles and their sauce to a blender or food processor and blend to a smooth puree. Strain through a medium-meshed strainer. Let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.