Thursday, September 26, 2013

Precooked Grains

I previously shared with you my tip about how handy it is to keep a snack box in the freezer.
Now I'm here to share another tip that is just as easy & just as wonderfully helpful.

Precooked grains

I often cook up a variety of grains on the weekend and store them in containers in the fridge. They are great additions to main meals or salads, breakfast or even to make desserts like rice pudding.

I can't recommend highly enough getting a rice cooker if you don't already have one. We got a cheap one and it works fantastic - switch it on and leave it to do all the hard work - no worries about the time or a pot bubbling over! :-)
They really do cook more than just rice!
Just keep in mind that cooked grains will only last about 3-5 days, so make sure that if you won't use them in that time then you freeze them instead.

Here's some recipes that you can use precooked grains for:
 And can't forget yesterdays recipe of Stuffed capsicums.


  1. I freeze my rice and its so handy if I need some when I am in a hurry. Frozen rice is also much better for making a rice stir fry as it browns really well.

    I have been really impressed by all the food entries you have done:)) have enjoyed reading them all.

    1. Yes rice does freeze really well!
      So true re stir-fry's and even fried rice.
      Thanks for your encouragement, it sure has been fun :-)

  2. I used to do this all the time but my freezer is just too darn small! It's filled with frozen fruit and veg at the moment.
    Thanks for inspiring me to get cooking some grains again. I just did a batch of mixed grains (brown rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa) and they turned out splendidly :)

    1. yummy yummy! Gotta love mixing them all up :-)