By MissTiff16 on March 14, 2006
Photo by MissTiff16
Photo by MissTiff16
"I started doing this to save some time in the evenings. I don't like using that 10 minute Uncle Ben's but I do like having my rice ready that fast ;O). I really like using sushi rice! Use whatever rice you prefer!"
Serving Size: 1 (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I have been doing this for a while now......never thought to post it so other knew also. Works great everytime. When I need to make rice because freezer is empty, I usually cook a whole bag and then package and freeze into meal size portions and individual portions for a fast lunch, just add left over meats."
"This is a great idea! It worked perfectly. However, I forgot to thaw it in the fridge so when I was needing it, I microwaved it for 5 minutes, like another reviewer said. Great every time. (tried this 3 times so far) I don't like the minute rice either, so I am glad to have this back up plan. Thanks."
"Love this!!! SO EASY!!! When I'm making rice for dinner, I up the amount so that I can restock the freezer. I freeze 3c amounts (best for my family) ... just take straight from the freezer and put in the microwave for 5 min and you have perfect rice every time!!!"
"This never occurred to me and I'm not sure why not. I used 2 cups of uncooked rice, cooked, and put into sandwich bags. I then put them into the freezer bags with my cut up fresh broccoli and froze. When it was was time for stir fry, I microwaved the rice in a bowl for about a minute or so, and then made fried rice. This is exactly what I needed for fried rice especially since its best to use day old/cold rice. I'll continue doing this."
"Wow, this is a TEN star tip and works like a charm. I filled both the sandwich size zip lock bags for 2 of us and a few snack size for when I want rice for myself. Thanks so much for posting."
""Thank You From the Bottom of My Heart". I froze 2 cups per bag and got 5 bags. Since then I have used the rice with Chilli, made my version of Lazy Stuffed Cabbage & had it with Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry. The rice was perfect every time when thawed and heated. While I love to cook from "scratch", it's nice to find a healthy short cut. This is a "keeper"."
"I'm so glad I saw this! I had read somewhere NOT to freeze rice because it looses its texture! But after seeing these reviews, it must be a VERY OKAY thing to do! Thanks so much for posting! I'm off to cook up some rice! This will be AWESOME come winter for the "on-the-fly" 10 min chicken and rice soup! Bye bye Instant!"
"What a great idea! I have so many recipes that I can make up ahead and just need some rice to finish it. I will make this now and put it in the freezer for the next time I need some rice. Thanks for a great idea to make my life run a little smoother."
"Ended up with 3 bags two cups each."
"What a wonderful tip- Thanks for sharing!!"
"Great idea & far better than the processed instant rice in the store! Thanks so much!"
"How is it I have not rated this one? I use this all the time after making my rice recipe#137364. The rice freezes wonderfully and reheats perfectly."
"So Simple. . .So Smart. . ."
"Love this so much! When I get home too tired or when I'm rushed in the morning and have no time to pack a lunch I take one of these out of the freezer, add frozen chicken and vegetables and throw it all into the microwave."
"Awesome! I made my rice and froze in 2 cup packets. I pulled a packet out last night and put in the microwave for five minutes and had perfect rice. Thanks so much!"
"LOVE THIS! I used Jasmine Rice, put 2 cups cooked into cheap sandwich baggies, and put THOSE into a nicer zip-lock one to keep from freezer burn. I don't thaw - just take from freezer and put directly into microwave for 5 minutes or so. Has made eating rice SO convenient! Would make fresh for company as the texture of Jasmine is slightly altered, but perfect for meals for hubby and I. Am doing long-grain rice today and expect it to work just as great! THANKS!"
"My rice cooker states to rinse rice before cooking...however it"s still starchy. This technique finally gave me no starch. Thanks..."
"This worked really well! Not mushy or sticky at all. What an excellent "trick." I made brown rice using weak (homemade) chicken stock and put it in gallon size freezer bags, spread into a very thin flat layer so that I can break off chunks as I need it (read that tip somewhere else). I microwaved it right from frozen and it was great."
"This works like a charm! I love the price on large bags of rice, but I hate having to wait 45-50 minutes for it to be ready for dinner. Now I've got enough rice for 3 dinners in the freezer and still saved money! The rice turns out wonderfully - the BF couldn't even tell it had come out of the freezer! (He just asked how I managed to cook the rice so fast - shhh! It's a secret!) Thanks, for the great idea!"