Looking for the best ways to keep rice fresh for everyday, short term and long term food storage? Check out the below information!
Everyday – store in an airtight container, use as needed.
Short term – store in an airtight container, mason jar, vacuum sealed bag, food grade bucket or mylar bag with oxygen absorber.
Long term – store in food grade bucket or mylar bag with oxygen absorber.
Do I need to freeze rice before storing?
It’s not necessary if you plan to place in a bucket or mylar bag with oxygen absorber. It’s also usually not needed if you plan to use it everyday and store in an air tight container. However, you can if you wish (and have the freezer space).
Do I need to use an oxygen absorber when storing rice?
Yes, you need an oxygen absorber if you’re storing it in a food grade bucket or mylar bag. There’s no need to place an oxygen absorber in if you are vacuum sealing it. Use 300-500cc for 1 gallon mylar bags and 2000-2500cc for food grade bucket or 5 gallon mylar bag. You do not need an oxygen absorber if you plan to use it regularly.