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CHINESE FOOD: VEGETABLE CHOP SUEY - HOMEMADE OR TAKE-OUT

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3-5 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

Tips

  • How long does leftover vegetable chop suey (Chinese food) last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate vegetable chop suey within two hours of cooking or purchasing.
  • To maximize the shelf life of leftover vegetable chop suey for safety and quality, refrigerate the vegetable chop suey in airtight containers.
  • Properly stored, leftover vegetable chop suey will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of leftover vegetable chop suey, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does leftover vegetable chop suey last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 3 to 4 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - leftover vegetable chop suey that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does leftover vegetable chop suey last after being frozen and thawed? Leftover vegetable chop suey that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; vegetable chop suey that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How long does leftover vegetable chop suey last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; leftover vegetable chop suey should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.

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