Quick Tip – Freezing Brown Rice

We all know how healthy brown rice is for us, but it takes forever to cook!  Did you know you can freeze it?  I make a double batch every other month or so and freeze.

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It’s easy, just cook your rice as you normally would, and let cool.  I’m lazy so it just cools in the pot until its cool enough to handle.  Then I portion into quart size freezer bags.  I like to push the rice so its flat, this makes thawing quick and easy.  Plus they are super easy to store this way.  Freeze and file away in the freezer.

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I’m not sure how long it will stay good, mine always gets used up within a month or two.  To thaw, I just set it out on the counter for an hour.  I have also quickly thawed under warm running water for a few minutes.  Pop it in a bowl, nuke in the microwave until nice and steamy (I add a little bit of water to create steam) and dinner is ready!

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