my friend cooked some boiled rice for dinner, then left what he didnt eat for usage the next day... he had left it warm at room temperature for roughly 2 hours (including eating time-roughly 10 mins!) before putting in fridge..
1 - is this safe? some websites state to never leave it out to cool for more than 1 hour, yet some fried rice recipe websites say to never leave it for more than 3! very confusing...
2 - he left it out for just under two hours, yet it was still slightly warm (fault-using a very small deep bowl for the extra rice)-so I said it would be best to just run the rice under the cold tap, rinse the water out, then transfer it to the fridge.. he tried his best to get rid of most of the water, then put it in the fridge. Is this safe, or does it need to be completely dry/not moist at all in order to transport to the fridge?
3 - perhaps most worryingly of all, no cling-film for the bowl, so he ended up putting a small plate on top of the bowl to cover it completely.. its bigger than the size of the bowl, but im sure there is very small space between both-will it be safe for usage within one or even two days time?
there are so many sites stating the dangers of cooked rice, so I thought these three questions were vital to get answers to!