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brown rice in a freezer bag

how to freeze rice

This is the perfect solution to getting dinner on the table fast! Learn how to freeze rice safely so you can enjoy it later!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to freeze rice
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 688kcal
Author Lauren


  • 4 cups brown rice
  • 8 cups cold water
  • salt to taste, optional


  • Rinse brown rice well. Place rice, water and salt into large pot. Cover, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until rice is completely soft. Stir with a fork to fluff.
  • Cool for 30-45 minutes on the counter. Divide rice between freezer bags into 4 equal portions. Remove all the air, seal and freeze.
  • To reheat, open bags, add in 1-2 tablespoons of water and microwave 3-5 minutes or until hot. Serve as you like.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 6g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg