When composting, the general rule of thumb is no cooked foods go into the pile. But that isn’t always the case if you have leftover cooked vegetables and grains. If you sautee or fry vegetables using pure vegetable oils, you can easily compost the leftovers; if you use butter or have other animal products like cheese on top, don’t. The same rule applies to cooked grains like rice, pasta and even bread if they’ve been prepared without any animal fats whatsoever: Go ahead and compost them.
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