| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:24 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:03 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Land of Lincoln
So I was thumbing through Feeding Your Vegan Infant with Confidence by Sandra Hood (Vegan Society), and she mentions that you shouldn't eat reheated rice. I've never heard this before. Any idea why? Is this only for pregnant women? Or for everyone?

_________________
Never wear your good pants when you go to fight for freedom.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:10 pm 
Offline
Asked Santa for a Hoveringdog

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 1777
I eat reheated rice all the time and never had any side effects from it, so I'm interested in hearing what others say!

_________________
"I would love to be president of the United States. It's been my dream ever since I discovered what power was." ~ RandiJM, age 11-ish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:40 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:49 pm
Posts: 2123
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
gaia13 wrote:
I eat reheated rice all the time and never had any side effects from it, so I'm interested in hearing what others say!

same!

_________________
Louzilla Lovegood Letters | Dumbledore's Vegan Army
Don't have a cow, man.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:42 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:38 pm
Posts: 392
Location: Wichita Kansas
I make extra rice specifically with the purpose of reheating later for different dishes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:54 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:01 am
Posts: 3382
Location: Chandler, AZ
Lies! Maybe it has something to do with the rice drying out and being bad for digestion? I always add a couple tsps of liquid to my rice when I reheat it and it usually keeps it pretty moist.

_________________
Half the lies I tell are not true.
"luckily us vegans dont go into cardiac arrest...but we do go into food comas" - Adam Crisis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:12 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 2424
Location: Midlands, UK
Apparently rice can harbour bad bacteria and if it hasn't been quickly cooled, stored cool enough and then heated to piping hot all the way through the bacteria can multiply. I remember my mum telling me a long time ago to make sure rice is very thoroughly cooked if heating up, and should only be re-heated once.

_________________
"The lack of obstacles between me and cake is one of the best things about being a grownup for sure." - coldandsleepy

"and by "load of facts" you mean a bag of flaming poop, right?" - supercarrot


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:13 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Land of Lincoln
nickvicious wrote:
Lies! Maybe it has something to do with the rice drying out and being bad for digestion? I always add a couple tsps of liquid to my rice when I reheat it and it usually keeps it pretty moist.


That's the only thing I can think of that makes any sense. I guess I won't worry about it too much unless someone else chimes in. Thanks, guys!

_________________
Never wear your good pants when you go to fight for freedom.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:26 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 2424
Location: Midlands, UK
http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/riceind.pdf

_________________
"The lack of obstacles between me and cake is one of the best things about being a grownup for sure." - coldandsleepy

"and by "load of facts" you mean a bag of flaming poop, right?" - supercarrot


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:51 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Land of Lincoln
Thanks, dropscone! That was very helpful!

_________________
Never wear your good pants when you go to fight for freedom.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:59 pm 
Offline
Human Gravy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Posts: 631
Location: DC Metro
According to that PDF, I should probably be dead.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:38 pm 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 pm
Posts: 2536
Location: Connecticut
Oh wow. I feel like I've been cheating death in my rice-storing habits.

_________________
"I never do anything you say, Isa. When I cook from VWAV and it says to add one cup of flour, I add three cups of olive oil! Now who wants some forking muffins??"-ExpiredSanity
Tumblr
Cast Iron & Cupcakes
I guess I have a Twitter now


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:44 pm 
Offline
Keepin' It Seal
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:32 pm
Posts: 3749
Location: PORTLAND!
Allison, not Alison wrote:
According to that PDF, I should probably be dead.

Me too. I feel invincible. My family eats rice almost every day and we always leave it out on the stove top after dinner until bed time. We also frequently reheat rice multiple times and I never heat it to steaming.

_________________
Because my big floppy labia make it soooo hard to park! --Erika Soyf*cker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:53 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:06 am
Posts: 8
My ex told me off big time for eating rice that had been standing around in a pot for half a day. He claimed really bad bacteria can grow and you shouldn't reheat rice or even eat it after it's been standing around in a hot caravan... I didn't believe him until I spent the next few hours on the campsite toilet lol


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:40 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5192
Location: Gallifrey
Wouldn't reheating the rice kill the bacteria?

I've read about not reheating rice before in a book about macrobiotics but I'm pretty sure her reasoning was because it doesn't taste good and doesn't have the full set of nutrients, can't remember for sure though.

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:06 pm 
Offline
Can't Dance, Isn't Part of Revolution
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:22 pm
Posts: 159
It's not bacteria that are harmful, it's the toxins produced, so reheating won't help. It's like botulism.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:01 am 
Offline
Thinks chickens are assholes
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 5579
Heat won't kill the toxins, apparently they develop while the rice sits at room temp. You can rinse plain rice under a cold tap and refrigerate it (use within 24 hours) or freeze it. It can give you some serious food poisoning if you're not careful with it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:39 am 
Offline
Because Bob Barker Told Me To

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Posts: 917
I think the biggest concern is leftover rice from restaurants, where you don't really know how it has been cooked and held. It might be sitting in a rice cooker on "keep warm" for an hour, then sitting on your table at room temp for an hour while you eat. Bacillus cereus is a pathogen associated with rice, although others could certainly grow in rice. Generally reheating doesn't get food hot enough to kill bacteria reliably.

For rice cooked at home, I only keep it for a day or two in the fridge -- no week old leftover rice. I cook the rice in my rice cooker, and refrigerate any leftovers as soon as possible - definitely within 1 hour. You can freeze rice if you want to keep it for longer.

If you know it has been cooked and stored properly, you're probably ok. If there's any question, I would toss it. For feeding to babies, pregnant women, or anyone else who might be more susceptible to getting sick, I would feel safer serving freshly cooked rice.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:03 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Land of Lincoln
Thanks for all the info, everybody. I had no idea! As always, the PPK comes through!

_________________
Never wear your good pants when you go to fight for freedom.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:05 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 8461
Location: Maryland/DC area
We've done week old leftover rice. I've also have left rice on the stove overnight. I guess we should be dead.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:09 am 
Offline
Just Loathin' Around!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 7070
Location: bindlestiff
I think it's one of those things some people worry about and some people don't care about.

_________________
Ovoids=not vegan --invictus

Panda With Cookie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:04 am 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:14 pm
Posts: 1429
Location: The Latham Compound
I've been eating reheated rice my entire life with no ill effects. Does the same go for risotto? Sushi? When you buy sushi pre-made who knows how long it's been sitting there!

_________________
http://megatarian.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:07 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 8461
Location: Maryland/DC area
Wonder if the vinegar has an effect on the sushi rice, maybe that is the reason rice vinegar is added to it.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:02 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5192
Location: Gallifrey
linanil wrote:
We've done week old leftover rice. I've also have left rice on the stove overnight. I guess we should be dead.

Same here.

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:56 pm 
Offline
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:31 pm
Posts: 104
Location: Victoria, Canadia
My lunch today includes rice and legumes left uncovered on the stove overnight then unevenly microwaved. But it's okay. I had a good run of life and I'm at peace with my own mortality.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Reheating Rice?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:32 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:00 pm
Posts: 1102
Location: Sweden
allisonbrye wrote:
It's not bacteria that are harmful, it's the toxins produced, so reheating won't help. It's like botulism.

Botulinum toxin is heat labile at >60°C, actually. But yes, Bacillus cereus produces a heat stable toxin.

I've eaten rice (not cooked or stored by me) that had actually gone sour by accident before with no ill effects, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to bother to try and handle my food safely. It's just habit, not worry.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer