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How Long Is Steamed Cauliflower Good For?

by Lauren Corona, studioD

Steaming cauliflower allows you to cook it while still retaining its shape and leaving a slightly firm texture. It's important not to overcook cauliflower or it releases sulfur and smells unpleasant. If you have some steamed cauliflower left over from dinner, you can store it in your fridge or freezer so it doesn't go to waste.

Storing Steamed Cauliflower

To keep your steaming cauliflower fresh, put it in the fridge within two hours of cooking it, but allow it to cool to room temperature first. As long as you refrigerate it in a tightly lidded plastic container or cover it well with kitchen wrap or aluminum foil, it will keep for between three and five days. Alternatively, you can freeze it in an airtight container or a freezer bag for 10 to 12 months.

About the Author

Lauren Corona has worked as a writer since 2010. She has penned articles for a range of websites and print publications, specializing in animal care, nature, music and vegan food. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature, and a postgraduate diploma in print journalism.

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