How long should cooked food be refrigerated

The duration for which cooked food can be stored in the fridge can vary based on the type of food. Here's a general guideline for various types of cooked food: 

Meat (including poultry and seafood): Cooked meat can typically be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. 

Soups and Stews: These dishes usually last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. 

Rice and Pasta: Cooked rice and pasta can be stored for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. 

Vegetables: Cooked vegetables can generally last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge 

Eggs: Hard-boiled eggs, when peeled, can last for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. 

Casseroles and Leftovers: Leftover casseroles and other cooked dishes can typically last for 3 to 4 days when stored properly. 

These are general guidelines and might vary depending on factors like how well the food was stored, the temperature of your fridge, and the initial freshness of the ingredients used. 

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