How long does cooked quinoa last in the fridge?

cicerogirl
on 3/9/12 9:23 pm - OH
 I usually only fix enough for two meals, but this time I used a packet that had some black beans and spices added in, so I made the whole packet, and now I am wondering how long I have to eat it all before it goes bad.  

Also, how will I know when it is no longer safe to eat (does it mold, does it start to smell funny, etc.)?

Lora

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gbsinsatx
on 3/9/12 9:32 pm - San Antonio, TX
 I'm not sure, but why not freeze the unused amount in meal sized portions? I would think it would be good for at least 3 months frozen.

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cicerogirl
on 3/9/12 9:37 pm - OH
Good idea.  I have a Food Saver vacuum sealer.  I didn't know if you could freeze it or not.

Lora

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Cleopatra_Nik
on 3/10/12 7:40 am - Baltimore, MD
RNY on 01/08/08 with

There aren't that many foods you can't freeze, especially with a vacuum sealer.

Actually I'm trying to think of sollid foods you can't freeze and I can't come up with any. Help me out! I'm sure there are some...

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cicerogirl
on 3/10/12 7:50 am - OH
Bacon!  It is nasty after it has been frozen.

Anything with any significant amount of sour cream (it gets watery when thawed).

Anything with a lot of basil in it. It gets bitter.

Sauces that have wheat flour in them tend to separate when thawed.  Sometimes you can re-combine and rethicken them, but sometimes not.

Lora

 6 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

“You don't drown by falling in the water.  You drown by staying there.”

 

Kaoz789
on 3/9/12 9:37 pm
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2 days in fridge, freeze able.


Good question, glad you asked.
cicerogirl
on 3/9/12 9:38 pm - OH
 It's been 3 days... Guess I better get it in the freezer!  Thanks.

Lota

 6 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

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Kaoz789
on 3/9/12 9:42 pm


Im glad you asked, it reminded me I needed to find out too!

    
missjann
on 3/9/12 10:37 pm
RNY on 12/21/10 with
It freezes up great. I make pots of everything as after raising a house full
of kids, I am completely unable to cook small amounts.  While I find that
quinoa doesn't sit well with me, I froze up some with beans, zucchini,
marinara and cheese in a casserole for the family and it microwaves
up just like it came out of the oven. I don't keep much cooked up food
in the fridge for more than a day before I freeze it in meal-sized
containers.  My freezer is always stocked with what I think of as
home-made TV dinners.  I would think quinoa would last the same in
the fridge as cooked rice or anything else.
    Jan

                        
KittenLove
on 3/10/12 6:35 am - Around Knoxville, TN
RNY on 09/02/08 with
Glad u posted this... I have a box I need to cook up and freeze. Hubby hates the stuff but I like it

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Cleopatra_Nik
on 3/10/12 7:41 am - Baltimore, MD
RNY on 01/08/08 with
Two days. Interesting. I used quinoa in one of the recipes for the Holiday Food Tasting and had tons of leftovers that lasted me a full week and I ate them. They were fine.

But don't take any chances. Freeze it!