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Is it ok to reheat pearl barley?

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hugoagogo Sun 24-Sep-17 15:35:00

I like making my own rice based meals, but would like to make more at a time and reheat. I am the only vegetarian in a house of meat eaters. So things I can make in advance are a big help.
I have been thinking that using barley instead could be the answer?

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Blondie1984 Sun 24-Sep-17 16:35:14

As long as they are cooled and stored properly after cooking then yes it's fine - rice,buckwheat,pasta, barley are all good options and couscous is a good instant one - super quick to prepare

hugoagogo Sun 24-Sep-17 20:30:53

I was pretty sure reheating rice was a bad idea?

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Blondie1984 Sun 24-Sep-17 23:21:01

As long as it has been cooled and stored properly and then reheated until piping hot it's fine - it's when you leave it to cool down slowly or it's held at temperatures that let the bacteria multiply that you have to worry

lastqueenofscotland Mon 25-Sep-17 08:02:14

I've reheated rice literally hundreds of times and never had an issue.
Pearl barley is also fine to reheat

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