Fried rice is a popular dish around the world. It can be found in many different cuisines, from Mexican to Chinese. Fried rice is made by frying uncooked white or brown rice with small amounts of soy sauce and other sauces before adding egg, meat, vegetables, or seafood. In this article, we will discuss how long fried rice lasts in the fridge, freezer, at room temperature and ways to store it for later use. We will also cover how to know if your fried rice went bad and ways to reheat it properly so you don’t get food poisoning!
So… how long does fried rice last in the fridge?
Inside the refrigerator, fried rice will last for about four to seven days.
In the freezer, fried rice can be stored in a sealed container for up to six months. Of course, it’s best to store frozen food inside an airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag with all of its original sauces and juices that came with it!
This not only keeps your dish fresh but prevents any moisture from seeping into other foods on your shelf.
How long does room temperature fried rice last?
It should last for two hours outside the fridge at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit / 21 Celsius. Maybe a bit more if the ambient temperature is cold, but do not push your luck.
How to properly store fried rice?
To store fried rice for later, place it in a sealed container or heavy-duty plastic bag, making sure to seal it tightly.
If you want, add a teaspoon of sugar to the container or bag as this will help prevent bacteria from growing in your food!
How do you know if fried rice went bad?
Fried rice should not smell funky and it should be light brown with no smears on top for an optimal taste and texture. You can also tell that your dish is good by looking at the color – once more than half of the grains have turned a golden brown color, then it’s time for trash day!
Can you get food poisoning from fried rice?
Yes, but only if mishandled or left out too long before reheating.
To reheat fried rice, add half a cup of water and one tablespoon of oil to the pot. Bring it to a boil before pouring in your fried rice. Stir-fry for three minutes or until heated through!
You can also reheat your fried rice in the microwave, but it will not have the same taste.
And there you have it! This is how long fried rice lasts and how to properly store it. Now that you know the basics, feel free to use this information in your own home!