Tuesday, 7 October 2008

How to look after your Rice......

Rice Fields Korea Image from wikimedia.org

Rice is one of the top causes of food poisoning in Korea( no surprises there).
Many times your Kimbap is not stored correctly.
Rice contains a bacteria called Bacillus Cereus .
This can survive cooking. If it is not kept at the right temperature it can multiply.
Rice is then contaminated with Bacillus Cereus toxins.
If you eat this you will experience the following nausea or and vomiting within 1-6 hrs and maybe Diarrhoea within 10-12hr this may last 12 -24 hrs.

How can I Avoid this
  • If I cook rice and I am not going to eat it right away I can do a number of things.
  • Keep it hot 60 c or above.
  • Cool it quickly .
  • I can do this by removing it from the hot container.
  • Put it in a colander and place under cold running water.
  • Refrigerate straight away (be careful doing this you don't want to lower the temperature in the fridge causing the other food in your fridge to spoil)
  • When reheating reheat till its piping hot .


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