KITCHEN TRICKS: How To Microwave Food Without Drying It Out
Microwaves are super useful so this is how to use it right.
The microwave is a fantastic kitchen appliance.¬†It can do so many things! It's usually used to melt butter and chocolate, boil water for hot drinks, and even cook your vegetables until¬†each floret is a¬†beautiful bright green in a matter of a few minutes.
Probably the most common way people use their microwave is to reheat food. We admit: using your microwave to reheat food really is fast but you can dry it out.¬†
Good news is that there is a way to do it properly so that even if you reheat fried food, it will still come out of the microwave, still juicy and not dry.¬†
This is the only tip you need to properly reheat your food without drying it out:¬†
Whether you're¬†reheating a pork chop, your favorite fried chicken, or a bowl of sinigang¬†from last night, there should be water in the microwave. Why?¬†Microwaves can heat up water better than it can more solid food. That's why heating up water in a mug in the microwave is super fast! That's also why if you're reheating a soupy dish, it heats up quickly. That bowl of sinigang will heat up quicker than the pork chop will.¬†¬†
For pork chops, fried chicken, and other fried food, either sprinkle your food with water or place a small bowl with water in the microwave with it. Not¬†only will the water act as a conductor of the microwaves, but it can gently steam¬†and keep¬†your food moist. That's why¬†your food can't dry out!¬†
However, don't expect your food to emerge crispy unless you have a special container for that. Microwaves do their best work when working with water so as long as¬†there is water in the microwave with your food, you will have juicy pork chops every time.¬†