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Old 03-12-2014, 01:46 PM   #11
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No, I cooked too much, but I've been known to overcook it at times! LOL
Whew! Then fried rice would be my vote!
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:07 PM   #12
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Too much is never a problem in my house. Leave it overnight in the refrigerator. It will make even better fried rice next day.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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The cook books that I have (written by Chinese cooks) say that for fried rice you ONLY use leftover rice! They're very explicit in that.

Another use is to make congee/jook/rice porridge using it. It's sorta the Chinese version of chicken soup for what ails you. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want. It's delicious.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #14
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The cook books that I have (written by Chinese cooks) say that for fried rice you ONLY use leftover rice! They're very explicit in that...

If you can cook it the day before and refrigerate it, that's the way to go. If you can't plan that far ahead, cook it the same day, spread it out on a half sheet pan and stick it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so. You'll get the same results.
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I didn't know it should have been refrigerated. Mine had been cooked early this morning and the leftovers just sat at room temp. It turned out pretty good considering it was not planned and I didn't have all the ingredients I would have liked to put in it. I just made it with vegetables, no meat. I sent some over to my daughter who eats chinese often, and she just texted me that it is excellent and she wanted to know if I made it.

Why does it need to be refrigerated?
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #16
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Rice is a major source of food borne illness if not properly stored. It should always be refrigerated, the same as other cooked foods.
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I didn't know it should have been refrigerated. Mine had been cooked early this morning and the leftovers just sat at room temp. It turned out pretty good considering it was not planned and I didn't have all the ingredients I would have liked to put in it. I just made it with vegetables, no meat. I sent some over to my daughter who eats chinese often, and she just texted me that it is excellent and she wanted to know if I made it.

Why does it need to be refrigerated?
I don't always refrigerate cooked rice. If you don't, it will start to grow mould after a couple of days, depending on how dry it is.
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Rice is a major source of food borne illness if not properly stored. It should always be refrigerated, the same as other cooked foods.

Well then why not just cook the rice and make the fried rice right away? What's the purpose of making it the day before and refrigerating it. I guess that's what I meant.
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When the rice is cooked then cooled it has a different texture from freshly cooked rice. Your end result will be much better if you do this.
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When the rice is cooked then cooled it has a different texture from freshly cooked rice. Your end result will be much better if you do this.
Yes. Refrigerating it kind of dries it out and separates the grains. Freshly cooked rice will give you fried rice mush.
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