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How to Freeze Rice

Freezing leftover rice—or making extra next time rice is on the menu-can be a real timesaver on busy weeknights or when you're looking for a quick lunch or dinner. Here's the best way to freeze rice for use later.


Freeze cooked brown and long grain rice to use later for stir-fries or a quick meal. (Short grain and wild rice get sticky.) Cook and cool rice, package in large resealable bags with a date and label, and freeze flat. You can divide the rice into whatever portions will work best for you. You can reheat by microwaving the rice, stirring a couple times during cooking.

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