Keep frozen. 1. Open box and remove pouch. 2. Microwave for 3 minutes (Microwave: 1. Place rice pouch in microwave with seam side up. 2. Heat on high for about 3-4 minutes until bag balloons up for about 30 seconds. 3. Allow time for steam to vent, tear open pouch, serve & enjoy!). 3. Eat. Stovetop: Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for 8-12 minutes. Note: this product is not ready to eat, it must be heated to 165 degrees prior to consumption.