How to Reheat Rice in the Microwave For Tasty and Moist Rice

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How to reheat rice in the microwave doesn’t seem like it should be a secret or require a home hack. However, if you have ever heated up your leftover Chinese takeout food the next day and have bitten into crunchy rice, you know the issue. Microwaved rice just has a way of tasting crunchy, and not deliciously moist like when it was fresh. Fear not intrepid takeout fans! We’ll provide an ancient secret hack to illuminate how to reheat rice in the microwave for maximum moist, tastiness. OK, so maybe it’s not an ancient secret. Simply fill a shot glass with a small amount of water (filtered water is best). Place it next to your bowl of rice. Ideally you want your rice in a flatter container so lots of surface is exposd. Then hit the nuke button. Assuming you have enough rice to cook long enough, the water in the shot glass should steam up the rice and minimize the crunchy factor. Still not moist enough? Stir the rice, add a bit more water to the shot glass if it is empty, and repeat once more. You now know how to reheat rice in the microwave like a takeout pro!

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Salvage Old Wine via Ice Cubes

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Salvage that opened bottle of red or white wine. Pour the wine into ice cube trays and freeze to use the next time a recipe calls for wine. As an added layer of storage protection, lay a piece of plastic wrap on top or store in freezer bags.

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Dust Your Ceiling Fan with a Repurposed Pillow Case

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The only thing worse than dust on the blades of the ceiling fan is the physical chore of actually dusting the ceiling fan. It can be messy with dust flying around your room and it can be awkward because the ceiling is not an easy place to access. Make your life a bit easier by repurposing an old pillow case to do the job for you. Place the pillow case over the entire blade and gently slide the pillow case down the length of the blade, allowing the dust to catch inside the case. Repeat for each blade and then toss the pillow case into the washing machine to clean.

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Prevent Feathers From Escaping Your Pillow

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Feather and down pillows can often leave behind unwanted feathers. One way of keeping the feathers from escaping is by using a pillowcase that has a higher thread count than the pillow insert. The feathers will have a tougher time wiggling out of the insert.

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Roll Your Duvet and Insert for Quick Assembly

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The thought of assembling a duvet can be daunting. Try this hack for a quicker method. Lay the duvet inside out with the opening at the foot of the bed. Spread the comforter or insert overtop of the duvet so that the edges line up. Next, roll up the duvet and comforter starting at the head of the bed and rolling it into one long roll at the foot of the bed. Slide your hand into the opening of the duvet and flip it over one end of the roll so that the right side of the duvet is in view. Do the same on the other side and in the middle. Now simply unroll the duvet and comforter back up to the head of the bed.

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Frozen Banana Snacks – A Refreshing and Healthy Treat

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While frozen banana snacks are almost always coated in chocolate, they don’t have to be. However, if you like frozen bananas covered in chocolate, please don’t let us stop you! For this refreshing treat, we’re keeping it simple. Take a ripe to very ripe banana and slice it in to bite-sized slices. For Home Hacks bonus points, check out our hack on how to cut bananas without a cutting board and you won’t even dirty a cutting board in the process. Be sure to slice the banana and not just freeze it with the peal on (trying to extract the frozen banana from the frozen peal is a real challenge). Take your slices and put them into a ziploc bag. Gently remove whatever air you can from the bag as you seal it up to avoid condensation and ice crystals. The next time you’re looking for a tasty treat on a hot day, reach for your frozen banana snacks (and a chocolate bar if needed).

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