How To Freeze And Reheat Rice

Making rice is a time consuming affair and it's frustrating when you just want to eat some in a hurry. But did you know it's really easy to make rice in advance, freeze it and then reheat it when you need to? Here's what you need to do.

Rice serves as perfect side dish for almost any meal but it takes roughly 20 minutes to half an hour to cook rice properly, depending on the grain type and the amount you are making. It's a chore to make rice every time you want to eat some. What you can do is make a big batch of it and then whack it in the freezer. You can split them out into individual servings and reheat it in the microwave when needed.

I've used this method many times before. In fact, I have four serving of brown rice in my fridge right now. The rice retains moisture even after you reheat it and, considering rice doesn't really have much flavour, there isn't any noticeable impact on the taste.

Watch the video by The One Pot Chef for pointers on how to freeze and reheat rice.

[Via One Pot Chef Blog]


    "Making rice is a time consuming affair" funny!

    I haven't watched the video, but I assume freezing rice is quite similar to freezing anything - you put it in the freezer. Then to reheat it, you either microwave it or put it in something hot.

      Hiya. A lot of people don't actually know that you can freeze rice, which is why I put up this post :) The clip does show a tip on how to ensure you don't dry out the rice when you microwave it.

      Jackson, you should watch it! Apparently to freeze rice you put it in a sealable container suitable for a freezer (like Tupperware), then put it in the freezer.

    We use a rice cooker and generally the prep and cooking time of whatever I am making to go with the rice takes around the same time, 20-30 minutes. I do freeze rice together with sauces though. I will often add a bit of water when putting it in the microwave to offset the amount lost through evaporation.

    No mention that you shouldn't store leftover rice in the fridge, and freezing really is the only way to save the leftovers, for shame.

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