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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Removing Strawberry Stems With a Straw

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Why hack off the top half of a delicious strawberry when you can remove the stem more surgically? This simple hack for removing strawberry stems uses a straw to do the removal. If you have a re-usable metal straw, those tend to work best as they are relatively thin and sharp, and are less likely to bend than disposable plastic straws. A metal straw is also more practical than the bendy, pretty straw we included here. The steps to removing strawberry stems with a straw are pretty straight forward. Simply take one end of the straw and insert it into the narrow tip of your strawberry. Make sure you aim towards the center of the stem as you push the straw through to the other side. Once you get to the wide end of the strawberry, you the stem should pop right off, with minimal loss of the tasty bits of the strawberry. You can then blow through the straw to dispose of any core that gets stuck in there, or run the straw under a stream of water. Who would have thought straws were the secrete to removing strawberry stems?!

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How to Keep White Wine Chilled Without Ice

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Putting white wine on ice is guaranteed to get you permanently banned by your local sommelier. It will also likely result in some disapproving looks from friends and strangers alike. You can avoid the social stigma of iced white wine and still avoid the horror of your white wine getting warm with this simple and downright stylish home hack. Remove the stems from a bunch of your favorite grapes after washing them. Throw the grapes into a Ziploc bag and place it in your freezer. Allow the grapes to freeze. When you’re ready to sip your wine, put several of the grapes in the bottom of your glass. Pour the chilled white wine over the grapes and enjoy at your own leisurely pace! Your sommelier might still not approve, but who cares?! You’ll have chilled wine and probably a conversation starter as people admire your colorful, cool wine creation!

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Slice Kiwi Using an Egg Slicer

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Whether you like your kiwi with or without the skin, you can slice kiwi using an egg slicer. Simply grab a washed kiwi, remove the skin if you prefer and place it in your egg slicer. Depending on the egg slicer you’re using, this hack is likely to work best after your kiwi is peeled. Happy kiwi slicing!

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Use a Bottle Top to Seal Plastic Bag

YouTube’s Russian Hacker shows us how to use a bottle top to seal plastic bags and preserve food freshness in the process. This is great for opened bags of rice, dried beans, popcorn or whatever you could possibly think of. All you will need for this hack is an empty plastic beverage bottle, scissors and opened bag of food.

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Attach Rubber Bands to Slippery Knife Handles for Extra Grip

When it comes to cutting things, I’m all thumbs. Others in my house break out in a cold sweat when they see me pick up the butcher knife. I recently discovered that if you attach rubber bands to slippery knife handles for extra grip, you may just save your loved ones from having to drive you to the emergency room. Perhaps it’s not that dramatic for you, but using elastics on knife handles will make all the difference in your chopping endeavors. Use caution with any of the bonus hacks shown in this video, we cringed during several, including when they demonstrate that you should cut away from yourself by first showing someone cutting towards their hand – Yikes!

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