Storing Rice

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Cooking rice usually takes me at least an hour, and I usually only get home at 5 in the afternoon. I also don't like eating very late in the day, so naturally cooking is a bit of a time conflict, and I'm usually trying to find ways to cut down on the time I use to cook rice. I figure cutting out rice washing would cut time in half. But is it a good idea to store rice after it's been washed and drained for a long time, or should it be used pretty soon after?

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Bento-ing from: somewhere › France
Joined: 24 Jan 2007
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Re: Storing Rice

It's usually recommended that you use rice should be used up to an hour after washing and draining. By washing it you've already exposed it to moisture of course, which can hasten spoilage. I guess it could keep ok in the refrigerator for longer than that, as long as you cover it very well so it doesn't pick up odd fridge smells and the like!

You may also want to consider investing in a rice cooker, which will allow you to set a timer and have the rice done cooking when you are ready for it. (See the massive Do I need a rice cooker thread though for opinions on both sides!)


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Bento-ing from: San Jose › California
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Re: Storing Rice

well, not the same thing, but once I washed some rice and did not use it.

A few hours later, it was stinky. Wasted about 3 cups of rice. xD So use it soon.

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