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Old 04-13-2015, 11:57 PM   #11
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As MadCook points out above rice is one of the best sources of food poisoning if not treated correctly.
Another is orange juice.
A lot of people always blame tainted chicken or meats, whereas there are other more dangerous foods that people don't know about.

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Old 04-14-2015, 02:55 AM   #12
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I actually don't freeze rice but I've just bought a very nice sushi book where the autor confirms that even when you make sushi at home you can put it immediately into the freezer and then eat it when brought again at room temp. She also freezes white rice, washing it for not less than 5 min under flowing water before the cooking process.

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Old 04-18-2015, 05:41 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by GA Home Cook View Post
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.

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Old 04-18-2015, 11:19 PM   #14
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I make rice for just about every meal, well mostly.
I have an electric rice cooker,
I cook enough rice to fill the pot (I don't measure it),
we have a meal from it,
once the leftovers are cooled,
I scoop out single servings into zip-top freezer bags,
freeze flat on a quarter sheet pan,
and when ready to reheat,
I un-zip each bag, place on a plate,
and microwave for approximately 1 1/2 - 2 minutes ...
Perfect rice, tastes just like freshly steamed rice.
Let me preface the above, I use Medium Grain Calrose or Sushi Rice.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:41 AM   #15
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I freeze rice all the time, I cook a big batch then put into Ziploc bags in 1 cup servings and make them flat for stacking. works out great.

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