RICE, WHITE — UNCOOKED (INCLUDING REGULAR, CONVERTED, INSTANT) UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE
The precise answer to the question “How long does white rice last?” depends to a large extent on storage conditions — when properly stored and kept free from contaminants, uncooked white rice has an indefinite shelf life.
To maximize the shelf life of rice, store in a cool dry area; after opening the package, place the uncooked rice in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
For added protection against bugs, dust or other contaminants, uncooked rice may also be stored in the fridge or freezer; place rice in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
How long does rice last once cooked? Cooked rice will generally stay good for 4-6 days in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.
How long does uncooked brown rice last? Thanks to its higher oil content, brown rice will only keep for 3 to 6 months at room temperature .
How to tell if rice is bad? Properly stored, the shelf life of uncooked white rice is indefinite; if bugs or other contaminants are found in rice, discard the entire package.
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