how long can you store cooked rice in the fridge ?
18 Jun 10
Cooked rice is one of the foods that can be very dangerous if not stored and used correctly. I used to teach catering and this is one fact that I used to force onto my students. Rice is easily contaminated by spores of Bacillus cereus, which can cause food poisoning. These spores are able to survive normal cooking so if the rice is not cooled quickly and put in the fridge, the spores can grow and toxins will grow, one of which is very resistant to heat and so even thorough re-heating of the rice won't get rid of it. Here are my tips and suggestions for storing cooked rice: 1.Rice that you don't use straight away should be cooled to room temperature as quickly as you can.(Certainly no longer than one and a half hours,preferably a lot quicker.) 2.Once the rice is cooled to room temperature, cover it rice and store in the fridge.
18 Jun 10
Hi suehan1, it's much healthier to take fresh cooked rice as well as other dishes. Therefore we always try to prepare the required amount of rice for the two daily meals. Oh yeah, rice is our staple food and we cook rice everyday. my husband and his elder like taking supper before going to bed. In case there is still some rice left in the cooker either one of them would take it together with chutney and soy sauce with fresh cut chili added. I think it's safe to fry the rice from the fridge if it looks fresh with its usual fragrant smell. As I know some of the people here like to prepare fried rice from rice purposely cooked a day before the frying. Of course it's not safe anymore to get it fried if you have got the disgusting smell from it. Take care and happy posting