reheating grits

How To Reheat Grits To Preserve Its Flavor

Grits have been a versatile dish since ancient times. You can eat it alone for breakfast or as an addition to the main course. It is delicious and has few calories that so many people use it as part of a diet.

It is effortless to prepare, and the wonderful thing is that you can add hundreds of other spices, ingredients, and additives to customize the taste to what you like best. So, can you reheat grits?

Although simple, reheating can sometimes give poor results, so it is essential to make sure you do it right. Once you have mastered the reheating technique, you can prepare the grits in advance and have a meal ready for breakfast or dinner, which will surely save you a lot of time. 

Here are some ways to correctly heat grits.

Reheating Grits On A Stove

A pot on the stove will be the best way to reheat grits. However, you have to be very careful. If you just put it in a pot and start heating, it will dry out and likely burn at the bottom. It will by no means be delicious to eat. Here’s how to do it right.

Step 1: Put the Grits in the Pot and Add the Liquid

It will be best to use a non-stick pot just in case. You don’t want your bottom grits to burn and ruin the taste of the whole meal. 

Once you have put the grits in the pot, it is time to add the liquid. You can use milk, broth, or plain water. Add as much liquid as needed to make the grits soft but not too watery. Stir to combine everything nicely.

Step 2: Cook on a Medium Heat

Put the pot on low heat and start warming. Do not put on too high a fire as it will burn. Stir all the time, making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Also, if you notice lumps forming, add some liquid. Combine everything nicely, and in a few minutes, the dish is done.

Reheating Grits In A Microwave

Although not the best method, a microwave can also serve to reheat grits. The only thing you need to be careful about is for the food not to get too hard. Here are tips on how to do it right. 

Step 1: Place the Grits in a Microwave-Safe Container and Add Liquid

Use only those dishes that can be safely used in the microwave. Put grits in it and add liquid. Again, you can use milk, broth, water, or whatever you want. Stir everything nicely to be ready to warm up.

Step 2: Reheat in Short Intervals to Gain Optimum Result

Put the grits in the microwave and turn on for 30 seconds—no longer than that. Take it out and stir well. Return to the microwave and turn on again for a 30-second heating cycle. 

Repeat this procedure until you get the desired result. Be careful not to burn yourself while mixing the grits as there can be hot steam.



Grits is an excellent solution for a quick and healthy breakfast in the morning. You are free to make it in advance and reheat the amount you need. Add any other ingredients to make the dish more interesting. 

The best way to warm up grits will be on the stove, and right after that, a good option is a microwave. In any case, a quick and easy warm-up for a great meal.

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