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Old 03-08-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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How long does white rice keep? I have leftover from chinese take-out probably a week old. Also can you freeze rice - never have?

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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If it's the refrigerator it should be fine. However given that the starch content in Asian rice is very high I would check it to ensure it's not sticky and icky. If it is you can toss it out. If not it's still good.

I normally make basmati rice and most of what I cook is consumed in less than a week but on occassion I have cooked more rice and left it for a week and they were perfectly fine. Although starch content in basmati is not that high.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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if your fridge keeps to temp, the rice will keep for a week. reheats well inthe nuker. Yes cooked rice freezes well.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thanks to the both of you, very helpful. Think I'll use it for fried rice.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Barb - I've kept leftover rice in the fridge for a good week (homemade & Chinese takeout) & it reheated fine on its own & also made great fried rice. You shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
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I freeze cooked rice pilaf all the time. It reheats very well in the microwave.
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Thanks again, even at my older age, am still learning new things !
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
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My Japanese friend keeps her rice for 5 days. She has a rice cooker and keeps it on her counter. I prefer to refrigerate. I do use more short grain
brown rice...cooked with chicken broth. This rice has a nutty delicious taste.
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I use my leftover rice for 5 days or so...it always seems fine when mixed with another meal.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:22 PM   #10
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Toss the rice. Cooked rice is one of the most potentially hazardous foods around, yet most people don't realize it. Plus, it acts like a sponge, absorbing any odor or aroma in your refrigerator, regardless of what it has been stored in.

Leftovers really should be consumed within three days. (That's the speech of food safety)....In real life, at home, you really should consume leftovers within 5-6 days. Rice that is a week old has really outlived it welcome.
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