Rice Storage Container

Rice Storage Container

If you are only using it three times a month then this 25lbs bag may last a very long time indeed. The problem is that even white rice can eventually develop off flavors when exposed to light and air. Additionally- even if pests don’t have access to the rice, it is not unlikely that the rice has some eggs on it that can hatch and spoil the whole bag. The solutions to these problems all make it difficult to use the rice in the short term. For long-term food storage dry foods are typically sealed in either #10 cans or mylar bags. An oxygen absorbing packet is also included. This will prevent spoilage and pest growth. Mylar bags are less expensive and you can open one bag at a time for short term use. Alternatively- if you can freeze the rice to ensure there are no pests then the rice can be stored, sealed, in a cool, dry place as others have described. Given how cheap rice is- it might be acceptable to you to just take your chances and replace it if it spoils after some months.
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Rice Storage Container

I buy my rice in large sacks too; when I get home, I portion it into gallon-size heavy duty, double zipper, Ziploc Freezer bags. I add an oxygen absorber (a small iron oxide packet) to the top, and when closing, I leave a gap at the end of both zippers and fold it to expel the air before closing. They go into an airtight storage tote (to keep the rodents and insects out). Ziploc also makes resealable vacuum bags, if expelling the greatest amount of air without expensive equipment is desireable to you. I use the last bag, which is often not completely filled, for daily cooking, in the kitchen cabinet. It has the most debris so I rinse the rice from this bag a couple more times than usually. When the bag is done I just bring up the next. I have stored rice for up to a year and a half this way without any noticeable decline in quality. (Rice is my go-to staple as well as I’m celiac, and I’m quite picky about how it tastes and feels.) This is a mid-term storage method, but it seems to be what you describe; long-term can mean storing the rice untouched for years, as if it were buried awaiting some post-apocalyptic scenario – in which case mylar, heat-sealing, and airtight metal cans like described above might be better favoured.
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Rice Storage Container

I have purchased a rather large bag of long-grain white rice (25 lbs.) and need to know the best way for storing it long-term. This rice will be used as both a food-storage food source and as my everyday source of rice for cooking, so the storage solution should (hopefully) be resealable, rather than once-it’s-open-it’s-open. I eat rice maybe three times a month, so it isn’t really “everyday” but it will be my go-to when I have it.
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Rice Storage Container

Here in China, I have a special rice box. It’s basically a plastic box with a lid. The lid is not completely air tight but is a neat fit. This allows the rice to remain dry without any pests getting inside. You can also get special electronic dispensers that will store the rice and measure out portions for you. The one pictured below stores 25kg of rice. If you can’t find these at local suppliers, look on sites such as taobao.com (Chinese) or alibaba.com (English) you’ll find many suppliers who will export from China to you.
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Rice Storage Container

I have stored rice for up to a year and a half this way without any noticeable decline in quality. (Rice is my go-to staple as well as I’m celiac, and I’m quite picky about how it tastes and feels.) This is a mid-term storage method, but it seems to be what you describe; long-term can mean storing the rice untouched for years, as if it were buried awaiting some post-apocalyptic scenario – in which case mylar, heat-sealing, and airtight metal cans like described above might be better favoured.
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Rice Storage Container

Food storage can take many different forms, depending on how much and what kinds of food you are keeping fresh. Will it be refrigerated, frozen, or kept out? Food, drinks or ingredients? Would you like it out for display? Plastic and glass food storage containers are usually appropriate for leftovers, while jars and canisters are great for countertop food and ingredient storage. Our collection of food storage products is second to none. Here, you’ll find everything you need, from beautiful countertop solutions for dry goods to products for storing Fido’s kibbles. All of our food storage containers are BPA-free.
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Rice Storage Container

I buy my rice in large sacks too; when I get home, I portion it into gallon-size heavy duty, double zipper, Ziploc Freezer bags. I add an oxygen absorber (a small iron oxide packet) to the top, and when closing, I leave a gap at the end of both zippers and fold it to expel the air before closing. They go into an airtight storage tote (to keep the rodents and insects out).
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Rice Storage Container

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I use the last bag, which is often not completely filled, for daily cooking, in the kitchen cabinet. It has the most debris so I rinse the rice from this bag a couple more times than usually. When the bag is done I just bring up the next.
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I know this is years too late, but besides freezing, the easiest way is in large mouth quart canning jars. Vacuum seal the jars shut, and you’re done. I have an attachment for my vacuum sealer that fits over small and large mouth jars. If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, still, no problem. The rice will be just fine in the jars with out putting a vacuum on it.
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IKEA Food storage and organizingDon’t lose the flavor (or the food)As well as sealing in the taste, our food storage containers keep everything tidy and easier to find, so you can concentrate on the cooking. See-through sides or lids also let you tell at a glance when you need to re-stock. And when you turn yesterday’s leftovers into today’s lunchtime treat, seeing what you have in the fridge means you throw away less food (and money).
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As well as sealing in the taste, our food storage containers keep everything tidy and easier to find, so you can concentrate on the cooking. See-through sides or lids also let you tell at a glance when you need to re-stock. And when you turn yesterday’s leftovers into today’s lunchtime treat, seeing what you have in the fridge means you throw away less food (and money).