A Food and drink forum. FoodBanter.com

Welcome to FoodBanter.com forums which provide access to the finest food and drink related newsgroups.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most newsgroup discussions and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics to the food related newsgroups, communicate privately with other FoodBanter.com members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact support.

Go Back   Home » FoodBanter.com forum » Food and Cooking » General Cooking
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

General Cooking (rec.food.cooking) For general food and cooking discussion. Foods of all kinds, food procurement, cooking methods and techniques, eating, etc.

Does Dry Rice Go Bad?



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 02:03 AM
[email protected]
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Does Dry Rice Go Bad?

I've had an unopened bag of basmati rice over 5 years. Does rice go
rancid if sealed? Is it still OK?

Ads
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 02:28 AM
Rusty
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On 13 Apr 2005 18:03:51 -0700, "
wrote:

I've had an unopened bag of basmati rice over 5 years. Does rice go
rancid if sealed? Is it still OK?



From the Kusha Rice company website:

http://www.kusharice.com/faqNEW4.html


"STORAGE
Store the rice in a cool place below 70 degrees. As with all
agriculture products, insects can occur if not properly stored. The
refrigerator is the best place to keep the rice, especially during
warm temperatures. It is not necessary to transfer the rice to another
container, however you may if desired...."

"SHELF LIFE
Shelf life is about two years. If properly stored rice can be stored
indefinitely, please see storage information above...."



Rusty
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 02:37 AM
John Bonnett
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


wrote in message
oups.com...
I've had an unopened bag of basmati rice over 5 years. Does rice go
rancid if sealed? Is it still OK?


Open the bag and find out. Is it grey, green or fuzzy ? Does it smell OK ?
Are there
little wevil carcases scattered through out it ? If not is is probably
quite edible.

John==take a chance...Columbus did !


  #8 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 05:44 AM
Always More Questions
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

In article ,
Rusty wrote:

On 13 Apr 2005 18:03:51 -0700, "
wrote:

I've had an unopened bag of basmati rice over 5 years. Does rice go
rancid if sealed? Is it still OK?



From the Kusha Rice company website:

http://www.kusharice.com/faqNEW4.html


"STORAGE
Store the rice in a cool place below 70 degrees. As with all
agriculture products, insects can occur if not properly stored. The
refrigerator is the best place to keep the rice, especially during
warm temperatures. It is not necessary to transfer the rice to another
container, however you may if desired...."

"SHELF LIFE
Shelf life is about two years. If properly stored rice can be stored
indefinitely, please see storage information above...."



Rusty


Can you freeze it? I've plenty of room in the freezer, but not in the
fridge
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 05:48 AM
zxcvbob
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

kilikini wrote:
zxcvbob wrote:

wrote:

I've had an unopened bag of basmati rice over 5 years. Does rice go
rancid if sealed? Is it still OK?



Perhaps it could go rancid if it was brown rice, but not white rice.
White rice will keep forever, or until bugs get in it (whichever comes
first.)

Best regards,
Bob



I dunno, I've had stale white rice before. Seriously.

kili




How could you tell? Seriously.

Bob
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 06:27 AM
Rusty
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 21:44:37 -0700, Always More Questions
wrote:



From the Kusha Rice company website:

http://www.kusharice.com/faqNEW4.html


"STORAGE
Store the rice in a cool place below 70 degrees. As with all
agriculture products, insects can occur if not properly stored. The
refrigerator is the best place to keep the rice, especially during
warm temperatures. It is not necessary to transfer the rice to another
container, however you may if desired...."

"SHELF LIFE
Shelf life is about two years. If properly stored rice can be stored
indefinitely, please see storage information above...."





Can you freeze it? I've plenty of room in the freezer, but not in the
fridge



Yes. From the same website:

"FREEZER
You can freeze rice before or after cooking. Just be sure to place in
an airtight container to prevent frost from forming on it."


Rusty
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 06:36 AM
jacqui{JB}
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"zxcvbob" wrote in message
...

I dunno, I've had stale white rice before. Seriously.


How could you tell? Seriously.


I've had that problem before, too. It smells and tastes, well, stale and a
bit rancid. I've had it happen with both basmati and jasmine.
-j


  #12 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 07:15 AM
aem
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Always More Questions wrote:

Can you freeze it? I've plenty of room in the freezer, but not
in the fridge


Get serious. Rice is cheap worldwide. If you eat it so rarely why
would you want it in your freezer? Every other vernal equinox go buy
some and cook it up. -aem

  #13 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 09:20 AM
kilikini
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

jacqui{JB} wrote:
"zxcvbob" wrote in message
...

I dunno, I've had stale white rice before. Seriously.


How could you tell? Seriously.


I've had that problem before, too. It smells and tastes, well, stale
and a bit rancid. I've had it happen with both basmati and jasmine.
-j


Yep, it's like a stale cracker - that off-cardboardy taste. I threw the
whole container out. It was nasty.

kili


  #15 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2005, 04:46 PM
WinCE_Newbie@no_email.com
Usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:20:11 GMT, "kilikini"
wrote:

jacqui{JB} wrote:
"zxcvbob" wrote in message
...

I dunno, I've had stale white rice before. Seriously.


How could you tell? Seriously.


I've had that problem before, too. It smells and tastes, well, stale
and a bit rancid. I've had it happen with both basmati and jasmine.
-j


Yep, it's like a stale cracker - that off-cardboardy taste. I threw the
whole container out. It was nasty.

kili


I've experienced the same thing. It didn't take five years either. I
bought several bags of rice on sale and IIRC, I only had the last bag
for less than a year.

 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spanish Chicken and Rice (6) Collection Lindatn Recipes (moderated) 0 14-06-2004 05:32 PM
Quick Minute Rice Side Dishes (5) Collection ron g Recipes (moderated) 0 25-04-2004 10:36 PM
Rice Pudding Made with Sweetened Condensed Milk (3) Collection Edoc Recipes (moderated) 0 28-01-2004 02:51 AM
Black Sticky Rice Pudding International Recipes OnLine Recipes (moderated) 0 09-11-2003 06:54 PM
GREEN POBLANO RICE A1 WBarfieldsr Mexican Cooking 0 09-10-2003 10:59 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2004-2014 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.