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Posted by ukchick (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 11, 06 at 13:33

Hi all , i am from the uk and have been looking at this site for a few years now and its wonderful .Not alot of people cook once a month here in the uk so its hard to find out stuff.One thing that is bothering me is i want to cook some rice dishes for my veggie teen but i have heard so many horror storys about not freezing rice as it can be harmful when re heating...any advice?

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RE: New here

I've no answer to this, but am simply posting in support of ukchick's query. I am also from the UK, and you can get express rice over here that will do in the microwave in about 2 minutes. Problem is, there's far too much in the packet for one, so can you microwave it, use half and freeze half? I also have heard that freezing cooked rice is dodgy. Also, if you can freeze it, how do you reheat it? Anybody out there with practical experiance?

RE: New here

How strange. I have NEVER heard that about rice and have been freezing leftover rice for years!!! So has a friend of mine.

RE: New here

I suggest that people who really care probably take some out while it is still in the undercooked stage but truthfully I have never had a problem freezing rice...Lots of things have texture changes when they are frozen but that rarely bothers me...I've never heard the harmful bit...don't have a clue...

You made me curious so I did a little searching and did find nothing regarding it being harmful...Lots on freezing rice ...sort of typical was this...

When cooking rice, prepare extra to freeze for later use. Cooked rice freezes well both on its own or when combined with other foods, such as casseroles, soups or stews. Reheat cooked rice in a sieve suspended over, but not touching, boiling water. It may also be reheated in the oven by adding 1 - 2 tbsp. (15 - 25 mL) water or other liquid to 1 cup (250 mL) rice.

I always nuke mine in the microwave but the steaming over water sounds perfect...

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