10 Foods That Should Not Be Reheated

Almost every day we make too much food, and later that night or even days later, we reheat and eat these leftovers. We all know what reheating food is and many times we could hear warnings that it is not safe to reheat certain foods. While there is some truth in that, many foods can be reheated, as long as it is done properly. But some foods can become even poisonous after reheating. So these are the foods that shouldn’t be reheated:

1. Rice

Have you ever heard that eating reheated rice can result in food poisoning? It is, in fact, the way it is stored before being reheated that could mean it carries bacteria.

The problem comes when cooked rice is kept at an unsafe temperature for a longer time as this environment allows the spores to breed.


No amount of reheating after that can kill them. A bacillus cereus bacterium in rice causes this food poisoning. If cooked rice is left at room temperature, bacteria can multiply and may create toxins that cause diarrhea or vomiting. So eating reheated rice is not a problem as long as it has been stored in the right way, not standing at room temperature for more than 2 hours, prior to the reheating.

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