What You Need to Know About Rice Shelf Life in the Fridge


Rice Storage & Safety Tips

Uncooked Rice Lifespan:

Stored in a cool, dry place in a sealed container, uncooked rice has an indefinite shelf life.

Cooked Rice in the Fridge:

Cooked rice lasts 4-6 days in the fridge. To minimize bacterial growth, refrigerate it within two hours of cooking.

Signs of Spoiled Rice:

Foul smell

Odd texture or sliminess

Mold presence

Eating Spoiled Rice:

It can lead to food poisoning with symptoms like nausea and diarrhea due to bacteria like Bacillus cereus.

Storing Cooked Rice:

Cool quickly to room temperature.

Transfer to shallow airtight containers.

For longer storage, freeze portions in airtight bags for up to six months.

Reheating Leftover Rice:

Microwave: Damp paper towel over rice, heat in intervals.

Stovetop: Add water/broth, heat on low.

Steamer: Warm for a few minutes.

Adhere to these rice storage and reheating guidelines to ensure you enjoy your leftovers safely and deliciously.