Food Hack: Reheat Food Like a Pro

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The next time that you have leftovers, don’t throw them in the trash. Instead, reheat them properly for an amazing meal. But, you must be careful. Heating leftover food the wrong way will result in a less-than-appetizing experience. Avoid this by following these simple food hacks.

Rice

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Reheated rice can sometimes get crunchy or mushy, but that can be avoided by placing the rice in a microwave-safe bowl with an ice cube tucked into the middle. Cover with plastic wrap, poke a hole for steam, zap it for a minute and a half.

Pizza

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The best way to reheat pizza actually involves a skillet and some water.

Pad Thai or other stir-fried noodles

You can treat your noodles as “long rice,” and just do the same to them as we explained above.

French Fries

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Fry your fries in a tiny bit of oil in a skillet on your stovetop.

Soups and Stews

Heat it up on your stovetop, covered, over medium heat and let it simmer slowly.

Pasta

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Place leftover pasta and its sauce in a pan on the stove on low heat. You want to add a little water to the pasta and the pan. Stir the pasta and the water.

Fish

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place a dab of butter or a tablespoon of white wine on the leftover fish and seal it inside a tinfoil pocket. Place it directly on the oven rack for 10-15 minutes.

Burgers

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Warm it in the oven until the center reaches 110°F, and then briefly sear both sides in a skillet on your stovetop.

 

 

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