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RICE, WILD - UNCOOKED, UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

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Keeps indefinitely
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Keeps indefinitely
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Tips

  • The precise answer to the question "How long does wild rice last?" depends to a large extent on storage conditions - when properly stored and kept free from contaminants, uncooked wild rice has an indefinite shelf life.
  • To maximize the shelf life of wild rice, store in a cool dry area; after opening the package, place the uncooked wild rice in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • Can you keep wild rice in the fridge or freezer? Yes, for added protection against bugs, dust or other contaminants, uncooked wild rice may also be stored in the fridge or freezer - place wild rice in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does wild rice last once cooked? Cooked wild rice will generally stay good for 4-6 days in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer.
  • How to tell if wild rice is bad? If the wild rice develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if insects or other contaminants appear, it should be discarded.

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