Have Some Leftover Food? Reheat Them This Way

It takes a precise science to learn how to make leftovers taste the same the next day. Something may need to be changed with your food storage or cooking technique if the food comes out of the microwave mushy or with a texture similar to crumpled paper. One of the biggest mistakes people make while reheating meals is using the incorrect kitchen gadget. Many people will use their microwave as a general purpose appliance, but doing so could harm the flavour and texture of your food. Instead, the best and most universal advice for reheating leftovers in the microwave is to use the same device that you used to prepare them in the first place. Does that apply to all foods, though? We're here to look into the best ways to reheat leftovers while retaining their flavour and texture. You might not even remember they're a day or two old after you finish! 

Reheat Chinese Food In Wok: Everyone enjoys Chinese takeout, but if you have to reheat it the next day, it will be soggy and flavourless when it comes out of the microwave. We advise using a hot wok or skillet to achieve the authentic straight-from-the-wok flavour of meals like stir fry and lo mein. Because you can taste-test the food as it cooks and season it to your preferences, these are the best methods for reheating Chinese food. You can also evaluate the crispiness or softness and include more broth or oil as needed. Set your wok to medium heat and add a few tablespoons of broth or oil to reheat your food. The presence of the liquid will keep the components from clinging to one another. Add your Chinese food to the pan, tossing or stirring occasionally. 

Stovetop or Oven To Reheat Rice: The quick drying nature of rice makes it pretty tricky to reheat. On a stove, heat up each cup of cooked rice in the pan with two tablespoons of water, then cover the pan with a lid. Add more water if the rice appears to be drying out. Although the oven approach takes longer and does not allow you to observe as water is added as needed, it is still more reliable than the microwave. Just use the same amount of water to rice and cook the dish wrapped in aluminium foil at 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Waffle Iron or Pan To Avoid Soggy Pizza: Use a waffle iron instead of using an oven because doing so runs the danger of drying the meal out. After cooking oil is sprayed onto the surface, stack two slices on top of one another and add them to the appliance. To make sure that all of the pie's crevices and crevices are thoroughly heated, close the waffle iron for a few minutes. Rotate the pieces once or twice during this time. Because thinner pizza will result in better heat dispersion, it has a better track record with this hack. We advise using a skillet instead, though, if you don't want to use a waffle iron or your pie has a thicker crust. A slice or two should be placed in the pan and cooked for about six minutes on medium-high. 

Use Toaster Pan For Pancakes: There will probably be some leftover pancakes if you prepare breakfast for a large group. We've discovered that the best way to reheat this breakfast mainstay is in your toaster oven. This device outperforms the microwave and conventional oven because it retains moisture and keeps the griddle cakes from becoming overly crunchy or mushy. Additionally, if your pancakes are thin, you won't need to defrost them before toasting them; this allows their edges to crisp up, producing a firm yet moist flapjack.