Love your blog and GreenLiteBites. This is my 1st question to you ever but there are likely to be more!
I'd like to cook brown rice more often but it just takes too long when I only want to do a quick dinner. Do you ever cook up a big batch and freeze it? If you do what are your tips? If you don't do you think it would work out ok?
Thanks so much for your time.
Ohhh Crazylady, you are going to make me admit something, aren't you? I rarely cook brown rice from “scratch”. That's right, you heard me. You said it, it takes too gosh darn LONG!
That being said I keep brown rice in stock for soups, gumbos, stews and crock pot meals but for everyday side dish type applications I've grown quite dependent on these little 90 second gems. There are a lot of brown rice instant alternatives nowadays so I scour the grocery store aisle for some fun “brown” side dishes.
As for your freezing question, I've never done it but searching the web I uncovered many people who do. There's even a Yahoo question about it. :~)
Hope that helps and thanks for the idea! Maybe I'll get a little less dependent on my instants and start making my own frozen instants! Mush cheaper!!
Hope that helps!