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warped

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Rice
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:38:37 PM »
Question from the slow among us. [Trying to slowly drag my family into Mustachianism!]

At Costco today. 25 pound bag of rice was like $8.00.

Wow! I don't do most of the shopping, and was truly impressed at the cheapness.

So... where do I put it?  After I open the bag, if it goes on the floor of the pantry, it'll get spilled all over.

What do others do?

dancedancekj

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Re: Rice
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 10:04:46 PM »
5 gallon bucket with a lid works best for me. Keeps pests, humidity, fungus out. I pour it into a plastic bag so that I can easily lift up the last little bit of rice at the end.

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Re: Rice
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 11:17:20 PM »
5 gallon bucket/other suggestion seconded. No need to transfer the contents of the sack into the bucket. You can just put the sealed sack inside the plastic container, and then open it up.  That way you get a double layer of protection from fungus or pests or whatever icky stuff might possibly contaminate the rice.

On a side note, if you've got some unripe fruit lying around that you'd like to eat in a jiffy, bury it in the uncooked rice for a day or two. The fruit should ripen nicely.

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Re: Rice
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 07:07:04 AM »
We've lived in a variety of small towns with less than ideal grocery shopping availability, so a long time back we invested in a vacuum sealer and made trips out of town to stock up.  For rice we buy the bigger bags as well, and then divide it up into three or four meals worth and vacuum seal these amounts into individual packets.  When we open one of the packages it goes into a rubbermaid container that gets stored in the pantry.

We tried a big bucket for awhile, but found that our current location just gets too humid at times and we'd end up wasting some of the rice, even with a sealed lid.  The vacuum sealer also works beautifully for meats, which has extended the freezer life of a lot of our farm bought meat.  Very seldom that we see freezer burn anymore.

Don't try it with bread, unless you like really flat bread.... (it seemed like a good idea at the time....LOL)

Downside is that we have to keep buying the plastic rolls that go with the sealer.  We're trying to figure out an alternative.

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Re: Rice
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 01:36:30 PM »
Plastic bottles. Brown rice lasts easily two years. You can get some for free on your nearest dumpster.