Check Out These Expert Tips For Reheating Leftovers

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Check Out These Expert Tips For Reheating Leftovers
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Just as cooking is an art, reheating the leftover food is a skill; a skill that comes either with experience or through following some expert tips from food pundits. I believe in the latter and hence have compiled this list of expert tips for reheating leftovers to aid you in relishing the bits that didn't go down your tummy last night.

Though reheating isn't a very good idea for all kinds of food, but those who like their food warm can follow the tips mentioned here.

Fish.

Fish.

Place the fish in an aluminum foil packet and add 1-2 tbsp of stock or water. Drizzle some oil over it and wrap it up. Next, place it on a baking sheet and bake it at 250 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes.

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Rice.

Rice.
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Place rice in a saucepan and splash it with some water. Heat it over medium-high heat until the rice starts sizzling. Stir it and let it be there for about a minute. Cover it for another 5 minutes to let the steam off.

You can also heat it in a microwave by adding a splash of water to the rice and placing it in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it covered with plastic wrap for about 3 minutes. Ensure the wrap doesn't touch the rice.

Oven Roasted Vegetables.

Oven Roasted Vegetables.
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Spread out the veggies on a baking sheet and drizzle some olive oil over them. Now bake at 450 degrees for about 4-5 minutes. Do not place the veggies too close to each other and it can cause them to steam.

Eggs.

Eggs.
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Eggs are not to be reheated! NO!! If it is a quiche or frittata and you really want it warm, then place it in a lightly oiled skillet, cover and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. 

Mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes.
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To reheat in a microwave, place the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a paper towel. Heat in intervals of 30 to 60 seconds, mixing in between. Alternatively, you can heat it in a double boiler over simmering water, until warm. You can throw some extra cream or milk for added taste.

Roasted potatoes.

Roasted potatoes.
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Spread the potatoes in a sheet pan before covering them in tin foil. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and roast the potatoes until warm i.e. for around 10-15 minutes. Now remove the cover and let it roast for another 5 minutes for a crispy texture.

Pancakes.

Pancakes.
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Simply toss them in a toaster oven or a pop-up toaster for some time and get ready to relish those yummy pancakes. 

Pasta with sauce.

Pasta with sauce.
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You can either warm it over medium-low heat in a saucepan or bake it for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees in a baking dish covered with foil.

Pasta w/o sauce.

Pasta w/o sauce.
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Transfer the pasta to a metal strainer and let it stay submerged in a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds until it reaches the desired warmth and texture.

Pizza.

Pizza.
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Heat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat for a minute or so and place the pizza in it. Cover it and heat for another couple of minutes. Alternatively, you can place the slices in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven and heat at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. If the crust is dark, wrap it in an aluminum foil before reheating.

Fruit Pie.

Fruit Pie.
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Cut the fruit pie into slices and pop them into an oven that has been heated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. If the pie is gooey, remember to wall the slices with tin foil to keep the insides from spilling over.

Soups and stews.

Soups and stews.
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Warm them in a pot over low heat, stirring occasionally. It will cause some water to evaporate so feel free to add some stock, water or broth, depending on your preference and taste.

Steak and chicken.

Steak and chicken.
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Before reheating steak or chicken, chop or slice or simply tear the meat into smaller pieces. Heat a skillet with a splash of oil in it over medium-high heat and sauté the meat for 4-5 minutes or until it reaches the desired warmth.

These tips for the leftovers are useful, isn't it?