So my dog is on a special diet from the vet. Lucky girl gets chicken and rice for some tummy issues. I buy her the pulled rotisserie chicken from the store then make her white rice.. she won’t eat instant of course.
First couple weeks I didn’t add salt, and about 2/3rd through it would start spoiling even though it was in the fridge. I had a moment where I remembered way back when people would salt raw meat and could travel with it in sweltering heat and the salt killed bacteria. On a hunch, I figured a tiny tiny amount would 1.) make her want it more and 2.) possibly let it ‘keep’ a little longer.
It seems to have worked. Her rice doesn’t spoil in 3-4 days anymore, more like a week. But I use a nice sea salt grinder and to one quick 1/4 turn.. I’d say way less than a teaspoon even. I counteract any Ill affect it may have on her by putting down a fresh bowl of cold water with her lunch and dinner, she loves cold water.
So, salting up your rice if you cook 1-2 cups at a time and save it in the fridge does seem to help it stay fresh longer. This is anecdotal and my googling lead me to this thread lol.