Ever make more rice than you can eat? If you aren’t going to use it in the next few days, you can freeze it for later use. Here’s how:
- Put 1-1/2 to 2 cups of plain cooked (cooled) brown rice in a quart-size, freezer-grade ziplock bag. Don’t seal it shut yet.
- Flatten the bag out, then gently roll from the bottom up to remove as much air as possible, and zip closed.
- Flatten it back out and freeze flat.
To thaw, simply massage the bag briefly to break up the frozen rice, then empty it into a microwave safe bowl, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 30 seconds or so (depending on the wattage of your microwave).
This works for most other cooked whole grains as well. I used to buy frozen pre-cooked brown rice at Trader Joe’s, but this is more economical and tastes fresher.