How Long Can I Store Uncooked Jasmine Rice?

by Linda Harris ; Updated September 28, 2017

Jasmine rice can last indefinitely if stored adequately.

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Indefinite Shelf Life

If uncooked, jasmine rice can be kept indefinitely, whether it’s in the fridge or in a cupboard, according to the Still Tasty website. Put it in an airtight container or keep it in its original sealed packaging. Archaeologists in ancient grounds have even found rice grains that look ready to be cooked.

Adequate Storage

Ensure that the container for the rice is sealed completely airtight, it is stored somewhere dry, cool and dark, and there is no way that any rice-eating bugs can get to it.

Bottom Line

Uncooked jasmine rice can be kept forever, as long as it is stored properly. Don’t follow these guidelines for brown rice however, as the oils contained in this type of rice mean that it spoils more easily.

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