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why does my frozen rice became yuck when nuked?

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  1. I'm guessing that freezing the rice squeezes all the water out (or more accurately, the ice crystals get all jagged and break out of the rice's cell structure), so when you thaw it, the rice grains basically just collapse. Combined with the water that leaches out, and you get mush.

    1. Reheat it on defrost, not high. Gives the water/ice time to thaw more gradually and be reabsorbed.

        1. re: ricepad

          because the poster is "frozenmitte"- :)

          I have found whenever I reheat rice if I add a bit of milk it reheats much nicer...

        2. ok, but.... the point is that i've heard now of a certain way of cooling rice that makes the rice thawed well. is it true?
          something with germs and such

          1. When I microwave my rice, I take a damp paper towel on top the rice. It keep the rice moist.

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