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I make a lot of quick stir fry during the week with either brown rice or pasta (usually just spaghetti noodles, broken in half, cooked al dente) and would like to start batch cooking in advance to save time. I don't have much freezer space so the plan is to store a week's worth of each in tupperware containers in the refrigerator. Anyone do this, and if so, how long can you typically keep them in the fridge before they start to go bad? Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I usually give rice 1 or 2 days (read about Bacillus cereus), and pasta 3-4 days. A full week is too long, in my opinion. I can't find a link right now, but I think there are some authoritative sources that say most cooked leftovers should only be kept in the fridge 3-5 days. The food probably won't "go bad" as in spoiling if you keep it longer than that, but there could be pathogenic bacterial growth.<br><br>
If you can clear out a little freezer space, you could put a couple containers for the end of the week in there rather than the entire week's worth.
 
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