You’ve Been Microwaving Your Food the Wrong Way—Here’s What to Do Instead

Say goodbye to soggy pasta! This viral video will forever change the way you use a microwave.

Does anything really beat leftovers? Let’s be honest, almost everything tastes better the next day (although you should exercise caution with these leftovers that could make you sick). For most of us, the easiest way to reheat leftovers is in the microwave—and unfortunately, that rarely goes according to plan.

From cold spots to soggy rice, microwaves are somehow both our best friend and worst enemy when it comes to leftovers. But as per usual, TikTok has come to the rescue to show us how to properly use a microwave!

How to Reheat Leftovers in a Microwave

TikTok user @howdoesshe gave us this ingenious hack to evenly warm everything from pasta to rice dishes. Instead of dumping your leftovers in a pile in a microwave-safe container, you need to spread them out in a ring, leaving plenty of space in the middle. This prevents cold patches and uneven warming, giving you sizzling hot food in a minute or two!

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Reheating All Your Leftovers the Right Way

While this trick works for rice, pasta or grain-based dishes that can be spread out, you might be wondering how to reheat pizza, chicken or even egg-based dishes like quiches. We’ve got you covered with 20 handy microwave tricks for making sure you get the most out of your reheated leftovers.

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