Food tips Warning: Left-over rice could give you food poisoning

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Left over fish or meat we get but left over rice?

play Cooked rice (The Independent)

When you think about food poisoning, the last food that crosses your mind is rice- well unless it has a lot of spices then that would be another case.


Foods such as fish and meat definitely top the list but never good ol’ plain rice.

Well apparently left-over rice could actually cause food poisoning. How though? It tastes so good the next day especially when you have it with black tea.

I mean uncooked rice we would get why it could cause some problems but well cooked rice?


It all has to do with the way that you store your rice after you first cook it.

Leaving rice sitting out under room temperature right after you cook it makes the spores grow into food poisoning causing bacteria.

The bacteria multiplies thus making you more prone to getting food poisoning from your left-overs.

It is advised to not leave your cooked rice out for more than one hour and to refrigerate as soon as possible after cooking.

There are also other ways to store your food to make sure that your food lasts longer.

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