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Can I make risotto cakes out of 5 day old risotto or will I kill us all.

(11 Posts)
fruitstick Wed 23-Sep-09 13:09:57

Meant to do it earlier in the week but forgot.

It also has blue cheese in it.

Our lives may depend on it grin

NorbertDentressangle Wed 23-Sep-09 13:12:38

I most certainly wouldn't.

I did a basic food hygiene course years and years ago but the one thing that stuck in my head is how rice is one of the worst foods for food poisoning.

RubysReturn Wed 23-Sep-09 13:13:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Rindercella Wed 23-Sep-09 13:13:42

Personally I would be careful with reheating rice...c&p from the website:

Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus cereus, bacteria that can cause food poisoning. When the rice is cooked, the spores can survive. Then, if the rice is left standing at room temperature, the spores will germinate into bacteria. These bacteria will multiply and may produce toxins (poisons) that cause vomiting or diarrhoea. Reheating the rice won't get rid of these toxins.

So, the longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that bacteria, or the toxins they produce, could stop the rice being safe to eat.

It's best to serve rice when it has just been cooked. If that isn't possible, cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) and keep it in the fridge for no more than one day until reheating.

Remember that when you reheat any food, you should always check that it's steaming hot all the way through, and avoid reheating more than once.

TsarChasm Wed 23-Sep-09 13:20:53

No-way! I wouldn't eat five day old leftovers of anything, especially rice.

corblimeymadam Wed 23-Sep-09 13:22:49

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MakemineaGandT Wed 23-Sep-09 13:25:12

no way

fruitstick Wed 23-Sep-09 13:27:02

I thought as much. Glad I checked.

Thank you ladies.

fishie Wed 23-Sep-09 13:30:11

what happened to the rice once you'd cooked it? if it was chilled quickly as per the guidelines posted then 1 or 5 days won't make any difference. equally if you left it out for ages then even if you cooked it yesterday you shouldn't reuse it.

orangina Wed 23-Sep-09 13:43:21

God, I'm always eating old bits of rice from the fridge.... do I have a constitution of steel or am i taking my life into my hands each time?

fishie Wed 23-Sep-09 18:13:52

so long as the rice has been cooled down quickly and kept in the fridge it is likely to be ok. it is when it hangs around for ages that the spores germinate. otherwise they can't and you won't die get ill.

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