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reheating food help !

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dreadi, 27 May 2006.

  1. Dreadi

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    can i reheat the left over of my chinese from last night and not worry about getting ill from it, has been kept in my room overnight
     
  2. ElRazur

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    Depend on how filthy your room is (this affect overall number of microbes) and how strong your immune system is. There will be no doubt some germs in your chinese by now, Give it a good 5min microwave blast and you should be ok.

    I do it all the time and im still alive.


    Use advice at your own risk.
     
  3. DaveyD

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    It will probably depend on what meat is in it, but I usually leave stuff overnight covered at room temperature, and then just make sure it is thoroughly reheated, piping hot, just to be sure.
     
  4. DB_SamX

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    I would not if it hasn't been in the fridge overnight.

    Sam
     
  5. yer_averagejoe

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    Yeah as long as its above 82 degrees you're cool.
     
  6. Dreadi

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    has been in sealed containers all night and is chicken fried rice and chicken chow main (thats not hoe you spell it tho)
     
  7. Ciba

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    Done it plenty of times, you will be fine.
     
  8. yer_averagejoe

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    Its really a question of whether you're manly enough to do it.

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible
     
  9. Dreadi

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    well i am hungry and i was planning on doing it anyway but i dont wonna be ill over the next few days as local 2 day music fest starts tomorrow and dont wonna miss it
     
  10. Cybermyk

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    I'd say not to but I probably would myself if it smells OK
     
  11. ElRazur

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    Do you get ill easily from food bugs (poisoning)? If yes, throw it away, if No, eat it at your own risk. :D
     
  12. Dreadi

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    ah im gonna go heat it up, if im not back in 10 you know its exploded in my stomach
     
  13. ElRazur

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    Nah, if its gonna go wrong, you will suffer the worst effect in two days time :(
     
  14. Cybermyk

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    Nuke it mate, make sure it's all really hot.
     
  15. iCraig

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    If it contains pork I would leave it, as you're not supposed to eat re-heated pork are you?
     
  16. Dreadi

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    wacked it all on a plate, 1 min, mix, 2 min, mix, 2 min, mix, 2 min, not to bad
     
  17. ElRazur

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    Not if it is properly heated.
     
  18. Bes

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    if it has rice in it, DO NOT reheat it!
     
  19. ElRazur

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    Not if it is PROPERLY heated.
     
  20. PeterNem

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    Supposedly with rice it's the speed at which it cools that is the problem rather than whether or not it's reheated.

    Leaving it to cool slowly allows bacteria to multiply that won't be killed off by reheating, whereas cooling it quickly and putting it in the fridge will stop this.

    (as posted in the other similar thread...

    http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/asksam/keepingfoodsafe/asksamcooking/)