Reheat Leftovers With A Damp Paper Towel

Food is never quite the same when it’s reheated the next day, but a few Redditors share some tips for making your leftovers a bit more appetising.

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Drbudro shares how he keeps his leftovers from getting too dry:

If you notice that your leftovers are getting dry, tough or inconsistently heated when microwaving, add a little water. This works great with veggies, rice, noodle/pasta … as the water heats up and becomes steam it hydrates your food, prevents already dry spots from losing more water and helps even out the heating process. I usually add a thimble-full of water per serving. Let your food sit covered for two minutes after microwaving for best results.

RedYote offers an even better suggestion:

I don’t normally add water, but instead put a wet paper towel over the leftovers I’m microwaving. It turns it into steam.

It can make the difference between tough, dry leftovers and food that tastes just as good as it did last night. There are several other great tips for heating leftovers over at the thread on Reddit, so hit the link below to read more.

Add Water to Leftovers When Microwaving [Reddit]

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