|The Care and Keeping of Cooked Rice
||[Jul. 19th, 2014|01:15 am]
The Question Club
What do you do with extra rice you've forgotten to fridge/freeze? How much of a grace period do you give yourselves before deciding "it's no good."?|
Yesterday my boyfriend made a big pot of basmati rice for dinner, but we accidentally left it out overnight. I was okay with bagging it and freezing/fridging it this morning anyway; the boyfriend wouldn't hear of it and so we threw it out. There's stuff all over the Internet about leaving cooked rice out and food poisoning but I want to know what normal people do. Like the Internet will tell you RAW EGGS GIVE YOU SALMONELLA but I grew up sampling the raw cookie dough at Christmastime and came out none the worse for it.
DK/DC/ew you're gross: what is your favorite kind of rice? I like the fluffy japonica sushi rice, especially when prepared with a bit of vinegar. Soft and chewy and the vinegar adds some nice savoriness to it. It goes really well with Indian curries, IMO. (Or maybe our curry sauces need a dash of vinegar.)