Food Storage Essentials: 3 steps on how to cook and store long grain rice

by | Sep. 07, 2012

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Many people wonder about storing long grain rice: Why not store healthier brown rice, or faster Minute Rice? Long grain rice is recommended for long-term food storage because it stores better than the rest.

Unfortunately, brown rice contains oil in its outside coating or germ, causing it to go rancid over a short period of time. The shelf life is around six months and can be extended with refrigeration. For those wanting the high fiber contained in brown rice, barley — which contains almost twice as much fiber as brown rice — can be stored.

Long grain rice stores for up to 30 years, if packaged for long-term storage and stored in a cool, dry place. This gives plenty of time to rotate the supply that is stored.

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