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Old 04-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Should I toss my brown rice?

I have an unopened box that the ex. date 06/2007. Should I toss it or do you think it will still be good.

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You should probably toss it. Rice can go bad. Did you smell it? It may have an old smell to it i.e., rancid, which is your clue.
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You should probably toss it. Rice can go bad. Did you smell it? It may have an old smell to it i.e., rancid, which is your clue.
Thanks for the quick response, I opened the pack and it did have an old smell, so it is tossed.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:47 PM   #4
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The off smell seems to nail it. If I am not sure of something like that, will cook a bit of it.
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It is worth a try.
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Thanks for the quick response, I opened the pack and it did have an old smell, so it is tossed.
I, personally, think that was the right choice.
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it did have an old smell.
like mothballs mixed with imitation roses?
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I've changed my ways in recent years to speed up the use of brown rice -- I make large batches when I have the time and then freeze in to individual portions in vacuum-seal bags.

You can also take it one step better and dehydrate the cooked rice. This makes "real" instant rice, not the commercial stuff in the stores.
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