Reheating egg drop soup can be tricky depending on the consistency of the soup. I’m sharing with you my tried and tested tips on how to reheat egg drop soup.
If you are an egg drop soup lover, you may already know that some restaurants prefer making a brothier version while others go for a fancier chowder-like approach. Both are incredibly delicious when it comes out of the kitchen fresh, but how can you turn a cold tub of leftover back into that lovely goodness?
This article will give you some great tips on how to reheat egg drop soup the right way.
How to Reheat Broth-Like Egg Drop Soup
Broths tend to be an easier soup to reheat as it has less tendency to burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. And because it is more watery, it heats up much faster. The most common method for reheating the broth-like egg drop soup are:
- Rice Cooker
If you want your egg drops to stay fluffy instead of transforming them into rubbery chunks, here is the trick. Pour your soup through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids from the broth.
1. Place the broth in a microwave-safe container or bowl (microwave-safe measuring cup is also awesome to let you know how much liquid you have for easy timing estimation).
2. Reheat your broth in the microwave. About one and a half minutes will get one cup of soup hot. Two cups usually require at least two and a half minutes to three depending on your microwave power.
3. Check to see if the soup is steaming hot. If it is not, add another minute.
4. Once your broth is out of the microwave, add the solids back into the broth. Wait for three to four minutes to allow the soup to warm up the solid. Covering the container or bowl with a plate or a lid can provide better heat retention.
5. Everything now should be the right temperature for consumption.
Stovetop Method to Reheat Egg Drop Soup
1. Pour broth into a pan (allow room for solids).
2. Reheat on medium-high heat to high heat.
3. Once the broth starts steaming, turn off the heat and remove it from the stovetop.
4. Add the solids into the pan, put on the pan lid, and wait for two to three minutes.
5. Pour into your favorite bowl and enjoy.
Rice Cooker Method
1. Pour broth into a bowl or container that fits in the steaming rack.
2. Fifteen minutes into your rice being cooked, take a look to see if your soup is hot enough.
3. Once the broth thoroughly heated, take it out of the rice cooker.
Add the solids into the container, cover with a lid, and wait for three to four minutes.
What about chowder-like egg drop soups? If you have ever tried reheating thick soup, it can be a messy business. Here are some tips that can help.
– Cover your soup container with a microwave-safe lid or cover. A plate works exceptionally well.
– Heat your soup several times. Stir the soup in between breaks to allow even heat distribution.
– Use a double boiler to heat your soup. If you don’t have a double boiler, simply stack one pot over another. This way, there will be less evaporation, and your soup will not end up looking like an egg pudding.
– Use the steamer compartment to reheat your soup.
Rice Cooker Method to Reheat Egg Drop Soup
Pour the soup into a heat-resistant container and put it on the steaming rack. Your soup should be perfect when your rice is done.