Friday, March 27, 2009

Make Ahead Freezer Rice

kI don't like making rice, and I hate paying high prices for microwave rice. But I love to eat it - especially delicious brown rice packed with B vitamins. So, I found a great way to make a big batch of rice and freeze it. Freezer rice is great for once a month cooking (OAMC) or just for people, like me, that don't want to spend 45 minutes on a side dish.

Make Ahead Freezer Rice

5 cups brown rice

10 cups water
plastic baggies

Bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and stir. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer rice, covered for 45 minutes. Stir once during cooking.

It should make about 10 to 15 cups of cooked rice. I like to refrigerate the pot of rice first, and then place 1 cup portions of cool rice in sandwich baggies. Squeeze all the air out and toss in the freezer.

To reheat, just microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Serve as is for a side dish or add to your favorite recipe.

Pork Fried Rice
Red Beans and Rice
Beans and Rice with Spinach and Mushrooms
Quick Beans and Rice
Roast Pork with Black Beans and Rice
Shrimp and Lemon Asparagus

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