Double Your Next Batch Of Rice Or Quinoa For A Lazy Meal Starter Later

Double Your Next Batch Of Rice Or Quinoa For A Lazy Meal Starter Later
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The next time you make rice — or quinoa or couscous or any other base grain — make twice as much as you need. The excess stores well in the fridge, and makes a quick and easy base for rice bowls, hearty salads, fried rice or any other quick “I don’t know what to make” meal.

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If you’re not used to cooking at home, it can feel like a hassle to come up with something new every day. This simple tip from Epicurious is worth remembering. Since it keeps so well in the fridge, one scoop of cooked rice or a little cold quinoa is all the inspiration you need for lunches or a lazy night’s dinner after you’ve whipped up a weekend masterpiece.

Cooked rice makes for excellent fried rice even a few days after you cooked it, and a little chilled quinoa is a great salad topper. Hit the link below for more quick tips like these ones to be a better — and more efficient — home cook.

57 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Cook Right Now [Epicurious]


  • Just cool down the excess rice as quickly by running it under tap water first, don’t let it sit out to cool, and place it straight into the fridge. When reheating it, make sure it is reheated all the way through.

    Also, reheated rice (and pasta) has less of an impact on blood sugar levels after digestion then fresh cooked

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