4 Down-To-Earth Ways To Reheat Fried Rice You Need to Know

Are you hungry? Do you want to have a hot and appealing dish to fulfill your dish immediately? You come across some fried rice left in your fridge from last night. Wow, the job now is much easier. Instead of spending e great deal of time making e new dish, you just need to reheat the leftover fried rice and sit down to your meal.

Though preheating fried rice is just as easy as a piece of cake, there is still something you need to know to get great fried rice and ensure your safety. Therefore, the article is about to show you what you need to prepare and 4 awesome way to reheat your dish. Then recommendations on safety are given so that you could get a healthy dish.

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Essentials For Reheating Your Dish

Obviously, when reheating the dish, the first one you need to have is fried rice. If you leave your rice at room temperature, you can kick off your work immediately. But you have to check whether your fried rice could be used. If you find it smelly, throw it the right way.

In case you store your fried rice in the refrigerator, after taking it out, leave it aside for a few minutes to make the rice becomes less cool and softer because keeping fried rice in the fridge makes it lose moisture and therefore become dry, hard and chewy. You may sprinkle the rice stored in the fridge with water to add moisture.

If you want to add some other ingredients to make your dish tastier, it is more advisable for you to precook some ingredients like vegetable, beef or bacon since the time to reheat fried rice may not be enough to cook the raw ingredients. Also, you can add some butter to get extra flavor.

Using microwave is the fastest and most convenient way to reheat your dish, but if you don’t have one, you may replace with pan, oven or stovetop. For pan or stovetop, remember to get some olive oil to grease working surface

4 Ways To Reheat Fried Rice

Using A Microwave

When it comes to reheating dish, the first thing that comes to our mind is using the microwave. It is undeniably the easiest and most time-saving way to preheat your fried rice. The dish could be done within a few minutes, and then you could sit down to your meal fulfilling your stomach.

Directions:

  • Put your fried rice in a microwave container or a glass bowl; you may leave some butter to get the flavor and other precooked ingredients if you want.
  • Turn on the microwave and heat about 2 to 3 minutes
  • Check the reheated rice to make sure that it is perfectly heated. If not, keep heating for 2 more minutes
  • Get the reheated rice out and enjoy.

Using A Saucepan

If you don’t have a microwave in your home, heating the dish in a saucepan may be a good idea. In fact, reheating by a saucepan is quite popular. For the method, you need to get some olive oil for greasing the pan.

Directions:

  • Heat the pan over medium heat, then grease the pan with olive oil, add some butter if you like
  • Put the rice into the pan together with other ingredients you want to like eggs, vegetables, bacon or hot dog
  • Stir-fry the rice constantly until heated from 5 to 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and enjoy your hot dish

Using Your Oven

Preheating fried rice in an oven is not highly recommended since it takes you a great deal of time. But it still gets the dish done, so if you can keep patience, this might worth trying.

  • Turn on your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Leave rice in an oven container, plate or bowl, put a little butter together with precooked ingredients on the top of the rice if you want, then wrap the container, plate or bowl with foil
  • Put it in the oven and heat for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Check to ensure the rice is evenly hot if not, mix it around and keep heating.
  • Get the dish out and enjoy your meal

Using The Stovetop

Reheating your fried rice on the stovetop may be a creative way to get your dish ready. You also need to prepare some olive oil for greasing work-surface.

  • Heat the work surface, then pour some olive oil or butter( to get extra flavor) on it
  • On the heated work surface, put your rice on together with other ingredients (if have). Then, steam and mix around constantly to get all the rice heated thoroughly
  • Turn the heated fried rice onto a plate or bowl and enjoy your meal

What About Egg Fried Chicken?

Some may concern what you need to do if your rice contains some eggs. Well, the fact is eggs in your fried rice have been well-cooked before placed on a plate and brought to your table, so don’t worry if you have leftover egg fried rice. You just need to heat the eggs properly then you can get your dish ready for your meal.

Safety Facts About Reheating Fried Rice

Though you don’t want to throw your leftover fried rice into the trash bin and keep it for the following meal, eating leftover rice is not recommended due to some threat to your health. In fact, Rice may have the spores of Bacillus cereus that is a type of bacteria causing food poisoning, and the spores may survive even when the rice is well cooked.

As usually, leaving cooked rice or fried rice in the room temperature creates favorable conditions for the bacteria to grow and produce a toxin, which causes food poisoning. The more the leftover rice is kept at room temperature, the more unsafe it is to eat. Hence, you need to bear in mind the following suggestions for safety.

  • Try to use your rice as soon as it has been cooked.
  • If you can’t consume all the rice in one serving, don’t leave it at room temperature. You must cool it immediately to prevent bacteria growing.
  • If you aim to store for the following day, put your leftover rice into a refrigerator.
  • When you reheat your leftover rice, ensure all the rice is heated thoroughly to kill all bacteria and toxins.
  • Only store and reheat your rice within 24 hours, for more, don’t hesitate to throw it into the trash bin
  • Never reheat your rice more than once

You also try other reheat methods for other foods such as shrimp, smoked turkey, tamales, risotto.

To Sum Up

To conclude, you just need to prepare the essentials and follow on of the directions to reheat your fried rice. Don’t forget to pay attention to safety suggestions to ensure your health. The most important thing to remember is that you need to make sure all rice and ingredients are heated thoroughly to kill bacteria.

Hope that the content of the article may help you in some ways. If you find the article helpful and interesting, don’t hesitate to like and share to people around you so that the tips may help more and more people. 

Kevin Richard
 

Hi all! I’m Richard. I spend plenty of time in the kitchen every day because I love cooking healthy and delicious foods for my family and friends. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative and fun. It’s also one of the most meaningful ways to express my love and take care of my little family.

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