Dear Home Ec 101,
I made some pottage the other day. (Lentil beans, brown rice, leeks,
garlic.) It was really good!
Last night in some sort of mad crazed binging spree my boyfriend and
I were munching on it and somehow left it out all night, uncovered.
*sigh* So out, uncovered, for about 10 hours or so. It was by the
drafty cold window in the kitchen, but still…
Ignoring the fact that it could’ve been visited by insects last night
*shudder*, it still smells alright. Do you think if we eat it it
will make us sick?
Without a doubt, throw it out!
Rice and grains contain spores that reproduce rapidly at room temperature. Rice needs to be cooled and stored within one hour of cooking.
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