Can I eat my leftover rice cold?
I’m on a road trip and I have packed some leftover white rice in our cooler for my lunch. I’m not able to reheat it so I’m planning on Just eating it cold, I heard rice can give people food poisoning if it’s not eaten properly so I’m wondering if eating leftover cooked rice without heating it first could make me sick? 10 more hours of driving tomorrow and I don’t want to risk it.
- WOOWHOLv 71 year ago
"CAN" I eat my leftover rice cold ?
a person CAN if they desire to one did say "MY" rice
as to a more specific question does "COLD" rice have the potential to acquire HARMFUL bacteria that might cause FOOD POISONING such as SALMONELLA
SALMONELLA requires a temperature between 43 to 115 degrees to Thrive ... so if ones "COLD " is below 43 degrees it is considered safe .... salmonella is more related to meat and dairy .
.. where as E COLI thrives in foods at a temp of 37 to 113 degrees and is usually a human induced contamination
due to POOR HAND WASHING and human or animal evacuation ( FECES ) likes the HUMAN body temp of 98.6 can double ( reproduce ) every 20 minutes
HOW about take a BREAK after 5 hours to stretch your legs possibly use the bathroom and eat at a restaurant or drive thru
you would probably have to STOP the car anyway if one was going to eat the white rice and then wont need to pack a cooler
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 71 year ago
There's no problem if you keep it below 40° or over 165°. The interval between temperatures are conducive to bacterial growth.
- Anonymous1 year ago
danger zone is 40-140
- GFHLv 51 year ago
Yes, it is okay to eat leftover rice cold
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- deniseLv 71 year ago
I've eaten cold rice mixed with added chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion, with a lemon / vinegarette dressing for a savory rice salad.
Leftover cold rice pudding, I love it! In fact I prefer 'cold' rice pudding.
- AntonLv 61 year ago
YES!!! Cold cooked rice served with Rice Pudding -- https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-k...
- Nikki PLv 71 year ago
As long as it has remained cool/cold the rice is fine.
If you want it as more of a dessert add some sugar, a bit of milk for a take on rice pudding. Won't be the same without the eggs but it will do.
- Groovy_UnicornLv 71 year ago
It's fine. How do you think they serve sushi?
- oldprofLv 71 year ago
Total myth. Rice is about as healthful as any food can get. I often eat left over white rice with milk and brown sugar or maple syrup as cereal for breakfast. Haven't died yet...I'm 83 yo.
- PearlLv 71 year ago
if youre not sure i wouldnt eat it