Rice is one of those foods that most people assume will not freeze well. However, both brown and white rice freeze and reheat beautifully!
How to cook rice for the freezer:
Measure out the amount of rice you plan to cook, and add the minimum recommended amount of water. For white rice, the typical ratio is 1-1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice.
When the rice is done cooking, allow it to cool to room temperature. Stirring occasionally will allow it to cool more quickly.
When completely cool, package the rice in quart-size freezer bags. After filling the freezer bags, remove as much air as possible and seal. Label each bag with a permanent marker. Lay flat in the freezer to freeze.
How to use pre-cooked frozen rice:
Pre-cooked rice can be used straight from the freezer. You may need to run hot water over the bag just until the solid chunk of rice thaws enough to break up a little. Transfer rice to a microwave-safe bowl with a lid; add a teaspoon or two of water. Microwave until heated through. Fluff before serving.
The frozen rice tastes just as if it had been freshly cooked. And it’s super easy, too!