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Old 01-23-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Does Rice Expire??

I have some jasmine rice that I have kept in a tin container with lid. I put the package cooking instructions in to remember cooking time, etc. The package says "Best If Used By November 2010". Think it's okay to use? I don't worry about getting sick or anything, but wonder if the flavor will be off.

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Old 01-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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You mean plain dry rice grain? I doubt it goes bad and I doubt evven flavor will change, especially when we are talking about 3 month. But that me.
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You mean plain dry rice grain? I doubt it goes bad and I doubt evven flavor will change, especially when we are talking about 3 month. But that me.
Yep, just plain bulk rice. Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about rice unless it smells musty.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
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I wouldn't worry about rice unless it smells musty.
Okay, it smells like rice and looks okay, too.
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yeah plain white rice will not go bad on you. I had an 11 pound bag for about a year and a half and never had any issues with it, kept dry and cool and you'll never have a problem
Brown rice on the other hand will go rancid..hence stashing it in the freezer
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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Brown rice on the other hand will go rancid..hence stashing it in the freezer
I didn't know that about brown rice....I'll make a note, thanks!
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yep, not a problem.
Brown Rice is high in fat which is why it happens.
I've had it happen once before I found that in my food studies, now my brown rice stays in the freezer, i've had a good sized bag now for about 6 months and have yet to have it happen
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yep, not a problem.
Brown Rice is high in fat which is why it happens.
I've had it happen once before I found that in my food studies, now my brown rice stays in the freezer, i've had a good sized bag now for about 6 months and have yet to have it happen
I've never had it go rancid, but then we eat a lot of it and it probably doesn't get a chance. All my rice, beans and grains are kept in airtight containers.
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I've never had it go rancid, but then we eat a lot of it and it probably doesn't get a chance. All my rice, beans and grains are kept in airtight containers.

that would probably make a great deal of difference, kept air tight, cool and in the dark im sure it wouldn't be a problem, I don't have space to stash things in air tight containers so things tend to have to reamin in bags.
only things I have in air tight containers is flax seed, all my flours, and my dry beans and those take up a lot of space
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