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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 24th Feb 05, 9:21 PM
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    • 24th Feb 05, 9:21 PM
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    • 24th Feb 05, 9:21 PM
    Yes its fine. Just bunged mine in the microwave to reheat it.
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    • 25th Feb 05, 11:47 AM
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    • 25th Feb 05, 11:47 AM
    thanks sarah. Wasn't sure whether I would have to add anymore water to it.

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    • MATH
    • By MATH 25th Feb 05, 11:54 AM
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    Just as with pasta dishes they can go a bit solid once defrosted and reheated. Add a bit more water or sauce once hot if it looks a bit dry. HTH
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    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 25th Feb 05, 3:21 PM
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    • 25th Feb 05, 3:21 PM
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    • 25th Feb 05, 3:21 PM
    this is great news as I ahve often wondered this myself. Risotto can be a fiddle, so it's good to know that if i spent time making one big batch, I can reheat any leftovers that I have frozen.

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    • 25th Feb 05, 4:17 PM
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    • 25th Feb 05, 4:17 PM
    I find home cooked rice comes out of the freezer with a grainy coating, any tips on what I am doing wrong please? I love risiotto but don't make it very often as I can't get it to freeze well, as r.mac says it can be a faff to make for just one meal.
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    • 28th Feb 05, 11:23 AM
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    • 28th Feb 05, 11:23 AM
    When you have cooked the rice rince it with cold water before leaving it to cool. This removes the starch build up which is probably what the coating is.

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    • **purpleprincess**
    • By **purpleprincess** 7th Apr 06, 4:38 PM
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    • 7th Apr 06, 4:38 PM
    Freezing risotto?
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    • 7th Apr 06, 4:38 PM
    Just a quick query..............

    If I make too much risotto can I freeze it?
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    • 7th Apr 06, 4:41 PM
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    yes you can but you need to make sure it is reheated thoroughly until piping hot before eating
    • TOBRUK
    • By TOBRUK 7th Apr 06, 4:48 PM
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    I have frozen risotto before and it was fine, I just defrosted it and then warm it up.
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    • By **purpleprincess** 7th Apr 06, 5:21 PM
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    Cool! Another stretchy meal then!!
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    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 24th Mar 07, 1:24 PM
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    Risotto - can you freeze it?
    Is it possible to freeze cooked risotto? I am cooking it for dinner, but I need to know if it's possible to freeze it before I do my OS thing and batch cook enough to feed a small army
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    • Psykicpup
    • By Psykicpup 24th Mar 07, 1:29 PM
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    I'd be interested to know this too as I love Rissoto -if you can could you also freeze Paella?
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 24th Mar 07, 1:30 PM
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    I've frozen risotto, with no issues.

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    I always make too much risotto and freeze it. It freezes well.
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    • Firehorse
    • By Firehorse 24th Mar 07, 5:03 PM
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    I also have frozen rice etc with no probs. Just looked up in Good Housekeeping Cookbook (good old reliable) and here's what it says.

    "Cooked rice can be stored, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week (not
    sure I'd leave it that long) or frozen for up to 6 months. To reheat,
    either put it in a pan with a little water, steam in a colander over boiling
    water or place in a tightly covered greased dish in the oven."

    I've also reheated mine in the microwave. Wet the hand, shake off the excess onto the rice, cover and reheat.

    Hope this helps.
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  • cantstopshopping
    freezing risotto

    I was hoping someone could help me...

    is it ok to freeze cooked risotto? And if so is it ok to freeze it today, if i cooked it on Monday evening. It is vegetarian if that makes any difference, but could you freeze it with chicken too as that would be really handy as i could batch cook it!

    Also, if you defrost meat is it safe to refreeze it? say for example i buy some mince because it is reduced I often freeze it straight away before i get a chance to cook a few seperate meals and then freeze it!

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    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 17th Oct 07, 3:20 PM
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    I'm never sure about freezing rice to be honest - others will be able to advise.

    But for freezing meat - if you've frozen and defrosted it - then you need to cook it before freezing again. After you've cooked it, it's fine to freeze it again. Just make sure you defrost and reheat it thoroughly when you want to serve it.

    I do this all the time - freeze mince, defrost, make shep pie or lasagna and freeze that

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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 17th Oct 07, 3:25 PM
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    It's the old can you can't you freeze and reheat rice debate. Personally I wouldn't but it's personal preference.

    Meat must be cooked before you RE-freeze it. It's ok to freeze it from frozen/ambient supermarket shopping, but once thawed at home it must be cooked before re-freezing.

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  • cantstopshopping
    oh thankyou!

    well i will freeze the risotto and then try it and see. is it just a taste thing that causes debate or if its safe?

    Thats great to know about the meat, it makes it much easier for me if i can do that as then i can do all my cooking in one go and freeze portion sizes. but yet i can still buy reduced bargains!

    Is it terrible to eat meat thats been refrozen? I have some sausages that ended up being refrozen. is it best for me to throw them away?
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