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Is it better to use just cooked and cooled rice or leftover rice, when it comes to using brown rice? I know it's better to use it for leftover white rice, but will brown rice get too hard?

asked by happycao almost 7 years ago

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healthierkitchen
added almost 7 years ago

I use cooked and refrigerated rice, even for brown. I have also made it with cooked and cooled down rice when I don't have any leftovers or haven't planned ahead. They both work fine. Hope you like it!

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susan g
added almost 7 years ago

If you've found that the brown rice gets hard when cooled for later use, you may need to add just a little more water when you cook it initially, but not much! If it seems hard when you use it, toss it in a small amount of water, and possibly cover it to steam a bit before serving, to redistribute moisture. Try using vegetables that give up water, such as greens or summer squash. Just keep an eye on it and adjust as needed.

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happycao
added almost 7 years ago

Thanks! I'll probably try both ways

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kaupilimakoa
added almost 7 years ago

fried rice--never make with fresh/hot rice or it will be gummy. You can cool to room temp and then use it.

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healthierkitchen
added almost 7 years ago

Just used some refrigerated brown rice today and it was fine. It softens up in the pan as it heats up.

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