Ditch The Microwave Line At Work And Make Your Brekkie With Hot Water

The most frustrating part of eating at work is dealing with the microwave. Unless you time it exactly right, there is always a line and it usually smells strongly of popcorn. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need that microwave in your life; you can make tasty, fast lunches using hot water.

Bon Appetit has combined a myriad of ways to put your company’s hot water dispenser to work, including reheating rice, making beautiful noodle bowls, and whipping up piping bowls of miso soup — but my favourite is their tip for reheating a soft-boiled egg.

Boil your egg as you usually do, plunging it in ice water afterwards to stop the cooking process. When brekkie or lunchtime rolls around, fill a mug with hot water and gently place the egg in it for thirty seconds. Your soft-boiled egg is now warm again, and ready to sit upon its throne of salad, rice, or grains (depending what you packed that day). It’s so simple, I’m embarrassed I didn’t think of it myself.

Check out their post below for the full list of ideas.

How Hot Water Can Transform Your Office Lunch Into Something Awesome [Bon Appetit]

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