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#1 Old 03-01-2005, 03:10 PM
 
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Can cooked rice and lentils be frozen? I just inadvertently made WAY too much.
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#2 Old 03-01-2005, 03:16 PM
 
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I've not tried freezing lentils, but I freeze cooked rice all the time. The first time I did I was amazed at how well it worked.



I would think lentils would work well too. Beans do ... With the lentils I would just make sure they're in some broth or water.
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The rice and lentils are actually mixed together (I made some rice with lentils, onions, cumin and salt).
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#4 Old 03-01-2005, 03:34 PM
 
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Sounds good! I bet freezing it will work just fine.
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#5 Old 03-01-2005, 06:06 PM
 
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They'll be fine. I often cook up big batches of lentils and rice on purpose just so that I can freeze them for later.
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Do I need to do anything special or do I just put it in a container or ziplock bag and put it in the freezer? What about when I take it out of the freezer and reheat it?
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I do it all the time, cook up a heap load of dahl and rice and freeze it in dinner sized portions. Works well. I've never done anything special either when I freeze or defrost. I usually defrost by taking it out of the freezer and leaving it in the fridge overnight, but the microwave option works fine too.

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#8 Old 03-01-2005, 06:54 PM
 
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Do you have to add anything to it when you reheat it? Does it stay moist?





I never freeze anything (even though I should), so I am totally clueless.
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#9 Old 03-01-2005, 07:25 PM
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#10 Old 03-01-2005, 07:31 PM
 
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depends on how moist they are to start with but i usually add a little water when microwaving something. they should freeze fine though. i freeze everything. makes life easier.
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The deepfreeze is a veg*ns best friend.
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