Dry brown rice is known to spoil more easily than white rice, as its brown outer layer is more vulnerable to deterioration because of its natural oils and higher moisture content. With proper storage conditions, however, you can keep your brown rice in good condition and ensure that it is usable for up to 12 months beyond its original sell-by date.
Keep rice dry and at a constant temperature to best maintain its shelf life. When stored at room temperature, the shelf life of a sealed bag of brown rice will exceed its sell-by date by six to eight months; store it in the refrigerator for eight to 12 months of storage beyond its sell-by date. Store brown rice in an airtight container once opened to prevent oxidation, which hastens spoilage. Discard any rice that appears oily or has a foul smell.
How to Cook Brown Basmati Rice
How to Store Rice
How to Cook Rice in Foil
How to Make Sweet Brown Rice
How to Cook Arroz Chaufa
How to Boil Rice
How to Extract Starch From Rice Bran
How to Cook Rice Flakes
How to Get a Certified Copy of Your ...
How to Dry Out Sticky Rice
How Long Can I Store Uncooked Jasmine ...
Does Rice Taste Different Depending on ...
How to Cook Golden Rose Rice
How to Cook Japanese Rice
How to Store Oat Bran
How to Re-Heat Cooked Rice
What Happens If You Eat Expired Brown ...
How to Cook Rice in a Steamer
Safe Ways to Cook, Cool & Reheat Rice
How to Cook Volcano Rice
Based in Portland, Ore., Maxine Wallace is a writer with more than 12 years of experience. With a bachelor's degree in journalism and experience working on marketing campaigns for large media agencies, she is well-versed in multiple industries including the Internet, cooking, gardening, health, fitness, travel and holistic living.
Chad Baker/Jason Reed/Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images