Can you cook rice ahead of time and reheat?

0 votes
asked Jan 26 in Cooking by Latineducator45 (940 points)
Can you cook rice ahead of time and reheat?

1 Answer

0 votes
answered Jan 26 by Shenzhen (1,350 points)
Rice can be cooked ahead of time and then reheated in the microwave or on the stove.

However for best tasting rice it's best to wait until the day you're gonna serve the rice before cooking it.

Reheated Rice does not taste as good as fresh cooked rice does so it's not a good thing to cook rice ahead of time and then reheat it.

But you can reheat cold rice and it will be safe to eat and it won't be really bad tasting but reheated rice is not as good tasting as fresh cooked rice.

To reheat cold rice you can add some ice cubes to the cold rice or add some water to the cold rice and then microwave the cold rice for 1 minute to 2 minutes.

Reheat the cold rice for 1 minute at a time and make sure it's not drying out and then add a bit more water to the rice if needed and reheat the rice for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.

To reheat cold cooked rice just put the cold rice into a microwave safe bowl or container and then add a little bit of water to the rice so that it does not dry out.

Then put the cold rice in the microwave for 1 minute at a time and then check to see if it's warm enough.

Microwaves vary in the cooking or heating time but usually 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds is usually enough time to reheat the cold cooked rice.

It's OK to reheat rice after cooking it.

You can put leftover rice in the refrigerator and then add a bit of water to the rice and then microwave the rice to reheat it.

Or add some ice cubes to the rice when reheating it as well.

The water or ice cubes help the rice stay moist so the rice does not dry out when reheating it.

Putting ice cubes in or on rice to reheat the rice does work.

Adding the ice cubes to the rice helps the rice stay moist when reheating it as the ice melts into the rice as the rice is reheating.

You can also add some water to a bowl of cold rice and it will too keep the rice from drying out when reheating it.

Basically the ice added to the rice just helps add water to the rice when it melts and makes the rice stay moist and heat up without drying out.

If you have rice on a plate then adding some ice cubes to the rice can help add the moisture when reheating the rice in the microwave.

Or if you have a bowl of rice you can add ice cubes to the top of the rice as well or just add some water which will accomplish the same thing.

I usually just reheat my rice in a bowl and add a little water to the rice to add moisture so it does not dry out.

Then I reheat the rice in the microwave for 1 minute which is usually enough.

35,943 questions

39,341 answers

225 comments

1,400,661 users

...