This may be a dumb question, but I could use some advice anyway. I have been trying to avoid my microwave to reheat food because I know it is not healthy. I can use the stove for foods that contain lots of water (stews and soups), but how do I reheat grains such as rice and quinoa?
In short, microwaves zap the life and nutrients out of your food. Scary. I wish I knew that a looong time ago.
To DoctorMom, I do the same as someone else suggested, and steam rice (or anything that should be moist) in a lid-covered pot with some water. For everything else, I use the toaster oven or regular oven.
No problem. Hearing him on C2C really got my attention....After hearing that one show, I quit the microwave, coffee, and dairy! Occasionally I will heat up something in the microwave (like when we were remodeling the kitchen and that was the only appliance I could use, and the alternative was fast food), but I always feel so guilty. The convenience isn't really worth it anymore, at least for reheating food. But I don't feel bad at all about microwaving my dish sponges to sanitize them.
@ Leanmachine14: Don't throw out your microwave oven yet, they are good for sanitizing everything from the kitchen sponge to your toothbrush and do use it for those neck pain relievers filled with seeds or rice. I have booties, hand mitts and a neck wrap for all those arthritis pains and heat them often. Otherwise it is not used for food or water intake.
I reheat rice and quinoa either in a covered pot with a little water or veggie broth or in my Ta-fal covered pain. Works fast and no molecular distortion to my food.
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