Is it safe to eat leftover rice?

Rice is a staple in South African, households showcasing our diversity through our food from biriyani to seafood paella it is clear that rice has a special place in our homes. Leftover rice dishes especially hold so much flavour and excitement for many people and that is why it is important to ensure that when storing rice, we abide by safe measures to ensure that the leftover cooked rice that we eat does not make us ill. Here we provide ways that we can properly store cooked rice and why it is important to do so: Why is it important to properly store leftover rice? It is important to store leftover rice properly especially if you want to indulge in it at a later period because if not stored safely leftover rice can be exposed to certain bacteria which can cause foodborne illness. Bacillus cereus is a bacteria found in rice that forms spores. When cooked rice is left too long at room temperature levels, this allows the Bacillus Cereus to form spores at a rapid pace resulting in the production of dangerous toxins that can cause food poisoning. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. How do we properly … Continue reading Is it safe to eat leftover rice?