Why is reheating rice bad for you?

It’s all in how you cooked and handled the rice. Rice naturally contains the spores of a bacterium called bacillus cereus. If you cook rice correctly, then store in a calibrated refrigerator within two hours, you have nothing to fear. The problem comes when cooked rice is kept at an unsafe temperature for a long period of time as this allows the spores to breed. No amount of reheating after that can kill them, and eating the rice can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Any food cooked and stored improperly can make you sick, but many people don’t know rice is a potential culprit.

Answered by Shanna Freeman.