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RICE, BASMATI - COOKED

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4-6 days
Freezer
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6 months

Tips

  • How long does cooked basmati rice last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate rice within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked basmati rice, refrigerate in covered airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.
  • How long does cooked basmati rice last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, cooked basmati rice will last for 4 to 6 days in the refrigerator.
  • How long can cooked basmati rice be left out at room temperature? Cooked basmati rice should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature, as bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked basmati rice, freeze it; freeze rice in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cooked basmati rice last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – cooked basmati rice that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cooked basmati rice is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the rice; discard any rice with an off smell or appearance, do not taste the cooked rice first.

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