Originally Posted by GA Home Cook
I may have put this in the wrong section, sorry if I did.
Anyone ever freeze white rice, or brown too? I like to throw together fried rice or just to have some quick rice for a side. It's just as easy to make a large amount of rice as it is to make 1 serving, so just wondering if anyone does this and how it turns out?
I usually freeze rice as, like you, I feel it's a waste to cook just enough for one. As long as it isn't overcooked in the first place it freezes well.
It must be cooled quickly (I usually run cold water through it and drain it well) and frozen straight away. Do not keep it for any length of time at room temperature, especially if your kitchen is warm. Badly handled cooked rice can cause a particularly nasty bout of food poisoning. Take care, too that it is reheated thoroughly. If I just want plain rice I tend to reheat it in the microwave.
I have to say that I haven't frozen brown rice as I don't use it but I expect it behaves the same.
EDIT: Oh hell's teeth! I think I'm becoming senile. I've just read Cronker's last post which reminds me that I've already replied to this thread. (Wanders off shaking head sadly)