Wednesday, 22 July 2015

HOW TO PREVENT YOUR COOKED RICE FROM GETTING SPOILED EASILY






My husband and I are full blooded Filipinos and like many Filipinos and Asians, rice is a staple food.  Since there are only two of us in our household, that is as of today :-) I always find it difficult to cook anything just for 2 adults.  Our refrigerator are always packed with leftovers so I make it a point that I only cook thrice a week for viands same is true with our rice.

In Filipino, we call leftover rice bahaw, kilabban in the Ilocano dialect.  I used to put our bahaw/kilabban inside the fridge. There are times, however, that our fridge is already full to accommodate it or just that I forget them outside, and in this Qatar weather (48-50 degrees Celsius) anything left on the dining table or kitchen get spoiled easily.  So, I had to find ways in order to prevent our cooked rice from spoilage.

Here are some Tips to prevent / avoid  spoilage:
  1. Try to cook the right amount  of rice just enough for a meal.
  2. When the rice is cooked make sure to open the lid to remove excess moisture.
  3. Put any leftover rice inside the fridge (not the freezer) and just microwave them or reheat them the next meal
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY IS THIS:  when your cooked rice get spoiled inside your rice pot/ kaldero , do these before cooking your next rice:

1. wash your pot well make sure to remove all the grimes that got stuck in it and rinse well
2.  fill your pot with water and add around 2 tbsp of vinegar (any vinegar available)
3.  Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 10 minutes. Remove the solution and let dry before using it again
4.  THE NEXT TIME YOU COOK RICE, ADD A TEASPOON OF VINEGAR

For those curious about the taste and smell of the cooked rice after adding vinegar, well, the taste will be neutral, not sour.  The smell will still be not sour nor vinegary :-)  The vinegar will also not change the texture of the rice :-)

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2 comments:

  1. It is so great to learn more about this to have healthier meals. Thanks.

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