How Do You Reheat Food?


The way to reheat food depends on factors such as the type of food being reheated and whether the leftovers are frozen or not. Some foods, such as soups and stews, are enjoyable when reheated, while other foods, such as eggs and fish, are not, advises Bon Appetit.

Microwaving is an easy way to reheat leftovers, but not all foods retain their original flavor and texture afterwards. Some foods that are enjoyable after microwaving are coffee, pasta dishes and rice. To reheat rice in a microwave, place it in a microwaveable bowl, add a splash of water, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Cook it for about three minutes, then fluff it with a fork.

Pizza, on the other hand, should not be reheated in a microwave, but should be heated in a skillet, according to Bon Appetit. For best results, warm the skillet over medium-high heat and cook the slice covered for about three to four minutes until the cheese is melted, then uncover the skillet and cook it for about two to three minutes until the crust is crispy.

Steak and chicken can be enjoyable after reheating, although the taste and texture change. For best results, chop or tear the meat into small pieces and heat some cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the meat for about four to five minutes until they are crispy and warmed through.