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Freezing Brown Rice

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Brown rice is a tasty nutritious grain. Because it takes longer to cook than white rice, making extra ahead and freezing can save you time later when preparing a meal. This is a page about freezing brown rice.


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July 1, 2005

Save time and money on healthy brown rice by buying just the plain natural long grain rice. Cook the whole package at once. I cook about 3 pounds at a time. Cook until within 10 minutes of being done, drain and cool and package in individual freezer bags. When rice is needed for a meal thaw out a bag and cook in chicken (or other) broth with herbs and seasonings for ten minutes for a healthy, thrifty, and very tasty side dish!

By Brenda R.

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October 10, 2011

I cooked too much brown rice for dinner. Can I put it in a freezer bag and freeze it?


By Michele


October 11, 20110 found this helpful


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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

Absolutely. You can even buy frozen brown rice at Trader Joe's.

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

Yes I do it all the time. Actually when I cook rice I always cook a lot and then freeze it in portions.

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

As already mentioned, Yes! I measured it out first so that way I knew how much was in there (in case I was using it for a recipe).


After putting it in the ziploc baggie, I made sure to get the extra air out and then pressed it flat for easier storage in the freezer.

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, I do it all the time. I use quart freezer bags and figure on enough to feed my husband and myself. Enjoy!

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October 16, 20110 found this helpful

Yes. I use a rice cooker to cook a bag of brown rice every weekend. I freeze it in one cup portions to take to work.

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