Keep frozen. For food safety and quality, follow the cooking directions. Before eating, cook thoroughly to at least 160 degrees F. Keep frozen until ready to cook. Adjust cook times and heat settings as needed. Refrigerate leftovers. Microwave: Recommended method. 1. Remove pouch. Place pouch, printed side up, on microwavable plate. Do not cut slit in pouch. 2. Microwave on high 3-1/2 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. 3. Let stand 1 minute. Caution: Hot! Pull or cut to open. Empty into serving dish; stir. Stove-Top: Important: Do not heat pouch in boiling water. Heat 1/3 cup water to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Empty contents of pouch into saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.