This TikTok Hack For Reheating Rice In The Microwave Is Confusing And Delighting Us

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This TikTok Hack For Reheating Rice In The Microwave Is Confusing And Delighting Us

“Can you reheat rice?” is something that gets Googled a lot. The reason being, you have to be extra-careful when reheating rice because if you don’t reheat it so it gets piping hot, you could be in danger of giving yourself food poisoning. So be careful, guys.

Now, if and when you do reheat rice in the microwave, we have a super-cool hack for you to try your hand at. Thanks to TikTok user @emilymariko, we will now never reheat rice without using an ice cube again. Allow us to explain…

Emily recently shared a video of her making the “best lunch of the week”, which involved leftover rice, cooked salmon, avocado seaweed, kimchi, sriracha, mayonnaise and soy sauce. Erm, YUM! But when she reheats the rice in the microwave, she pops an ice cube on top of the rice. The reason she does this is that, popping an ice cube in the microwave creates steam, which will basically steam your reheated rice making it sticky and delicious.

When the rice is piping hot, Emily then removes it from the microwave and chucks away the ice cube.

Now, you might be wondering, “why does the ice cube not melt in the microwave?” Well, according to one person who commented on the video, “Microwaves vibrate the water molecules inside food to produce heat. Since the water molecules inside ice are locked in place, they can’t move.”

Mind… blown…

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