Reheating rice, really right or wrong?

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What is the best way to reheat rice?

- Douglas County, Oregon

There are many ways that you can reheat rice. Probably the easiest is in the microwave. Put a little water on the rice and then heat it on 50% power. The amount of time will depend on the amount of rice. Start with a minute or two and check it and continue until warm.

You can also reheat it by using it in a fried rice where you mix it with sauted vegetables and some soy sauce or water in a skillet. 

You can reheat it in a double boiler (pan over water) until hot. That way it won't scorch. 

Nellie Oehler
Family and Community Health Faculty
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