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How To Freeze Mashed Rice

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Freezing Mashed RiceFreezing leftover mashed rice ensures minimum of wastage and increases the shelf-life of rice as well. Mashed rice, the most popular infant food when stored by the freezing method, reduces the time taken for preparing it making it less time consuming to feed your baby when needed. Trail down this blog to learn the appropriate procedure for it.


 


 


 


 


 


Muffin Tray Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed rice

  • Small scoop

  • Muffin tray

  • Ziploc freezer bags

  • Permanent markers


Directions:


  • After the mashed rice is prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Using small scoops fill the muffin trays with the mashed rice.

  • Place the muffin trays into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed rice reaches a solid state.

  • Transfer the frozen mashed rice servings to a ziploc freezer bag.

  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.


 


Baggy Rack Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed rice

  • Ziploc freezer bags (preferably quart size)

  • Measuring cup

  • Baggy racks

  • Permanent markers


Directions:


  • After the mashed rice is prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Use baggy racks to hold the freezer bags.

  • Fill the bags with measured quantities of mashed rice (preferably 2 cups).

  • Flatten them and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking and leave a half inch header space before sealing it.

  • Label them with date and amount of mashed rice inside.

  • Freeze them until they turn hard.


 


Hot mashed rice is not suitable for freezing since it may become gummy. So before you freeze, ensure that the content has reached room temperature. Frozen mashed rice can be stored up to 3 months and can be used whenever required by just defrosting it.  Depending upon the quantity required, defrost the servings which has been frozen, rather than defrosting the whole content and freezing  the left-overs once again.


 


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