Whether you're dealing with leftovers, or planning your meals ahead of time, there's a better way to freeze your grains. Save your Tupperware for something else and reach for a plastic freezer bag instead. Photo by Christina B Castro.
It might be tempting to scoop your grains into an airtight container, pop it in the freezer and call it good, but Emma Christensen at The Kitchn knows a clever trick. Dump your cooked rice or other grain into a sealable plastic freezer bag, then spread it out in the bag so it lays perfectly flat. It will take up less space in the freezer, and most importantly, it will thaw much more evenly later on. You won't be left with frozen grains in the middle of your rice clump while the outside is ready to eat. You can also write the quantity and day it was cooked right on the bag.