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    Sky Guest

    Default How to store Wild Rice ??

    As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?

    Sky

    P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    On Mar 13, 2:06*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. *Usually, I save what I
    > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > in a cupboard. *Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? *If freezing
    > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    >
    > Sky
    >
    > P.S. *Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/
    >
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    How long do you plan to store it? If it's not more than a few months
    it should be fine in the pantry. You can freeze it but it keeps just
    fine stored in an airtight container.

  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    >
    > Sky
    >
    > P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/


    I keep mine in the plastic bag it is in when I buy it and I keep the
    bag/s in an airtight container (glass or Lock 'n' Lock) in my dry
    storage cupboard in the kitchen.

    The guy I buy it from says it'll keep forever like that.

    If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup portions.


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  4. #4
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:35:07 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup portions.


    I keep uncooked brown rice in the freezer...no problems at all with
    it.

    Christine
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  5. #5
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    Melba's wrote on Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:35:07 -0600:

    >> As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra
    >> uncooked/raw long grain wild rice that needs long-term
    >> storage. Usually, I save what I have on hand in a small
    >> Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored in a
    >> cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice
    >> in the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts &
    >> pecans? If freezing uncooked wild rice is not a good idea,
    >> why's that?
    >>
    >> Sky
    >>
    >> P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very
    >> helpful =8/


    > I keep mine in the plastic bag it is in when I buy it and I
    > keep the bag/s in an airtight container (glass or Lock 'n'
    > Lock) in my dry storage cupboard in the kitchen.


    > The guy I buy it from says it'll keep forever like that.


    > If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup
    > portions.


    I keep wild rice in a plastic screw top jar at room temperature and,
    like you say, it seems to keep for ever.



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  6. #6
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Sky <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    > >
    > > Sky
    > >
    > > P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/

    >
    > I keep mine in the plastic bag it is in when I buy it and I keep the
    > bag/s in an airtight container (glass or Lock 'n' Lock) in my dry
    > storage cupboard in the kitchen.
    >
    > The guy I buy it from says it'll keep forever like that.
    >
    > If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup portions.


    Good to know. Thanks I'll keep cooked wild rice in the freezer, but
    I didn't know if that was a good way to store it uncooked.

    Sky

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  7. #7
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > On Mar 13, 2:06 pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?

    >
    > How long do you plan to store it? If it's not more than a few months
    > it should be fine in the pantry. You can freeze it but it keeps just
    > fine stored in an airtight container.


    Thanks No telling how long it'll get stored, but it'll be a good six
    months or a lot longer!

    Sky

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  8. #8
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    James Silverton wrote:
    >
    > Melba's wrote on Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:35:07 -0600:
    >
    > >> As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra
    > >> uncooked/raw long grain wild rice that needs long-term
    > >> storage. Usually, I save what I have on hand in a small
    > >> Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored in a
    > >> cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice
    > >> in the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts &
    > >> pecans? If freezing uncooked wild rice is not a good idea,
    > >> why's that?

    >
    > > I keep mine in the plastic bag it is in when I buy it and I
    > > keep the bag/s in an airtight container (glass or Lock 'n'
    > > Lock) in my dry storage cupboard in the kitchen.

    >
    > > The guy I buy it from says it'll keep forever like that.

    >
    > > If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup
    > > portions.

    >
    > I keep wild rice in a plastic screw top jar at room temperature and,
    > like you say, it seems to keep for ever.


    One can never have too many plastic screw top containers Thanks.

    Sky

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    Christine Dabney wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:35:07 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> If I'm going to freeze it, I cook it first and bag in 2-cup portions.

    >
    > I keep uncooked brown rice in the freezer...no problems at all with
    > it.
    >
    >




    I do, too, along with all other foods that might become rancid if
    unused for long.

    gloria p

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    >
    > Sky
    >
    >


    No problem just storing it in the pantry. If it makes you feel better, put
    it in a zip-lock bag or in a rubbermaid storage container. It won't go bad.

    Jill


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    Sky <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    >
    > Sky
    >
    > P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/


    I keep it in a ziploc bag and then put it in an airtight container. I have
    frozen it before (properly wrapped of course) and it froze well. No
    problems with freezing the uncooked rice.

    Michael



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sky <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    > in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    > >
    > > Sky
    > >
    > > P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/

    >
    > I keep it in a ziploc bag and then put it in an airtight container. I have
    > frozen it before (properly wrapped of course) and it froze well. No
    > problems with freezing the uncooked rice.
    >
    > Michael


    I've also frozen all types of rice, and beans too. Works a treat! :-)
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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    Omelet wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Sky <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    > > in rec.food.cooking
    > >
    > > > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > > > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > > > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > > > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > > > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If freezing
    > > > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?

    > >
    > > I keep it in a ziploc bag and then put it in an airtight container. I have
    > > frozen it before (properly wrapped of course) and it froze well. No
    > > problems with freezing the uncooked rice.

    >
    > I've also frozen all types of rice, and beans too. Works a treat! :-)


    Thanks, Michael & Om. That's what I figured It's good to be sure
    and get confirmation, though!

    Sky

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > >
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Sky <[email protected]>
    > > > news:[email protected]:
    > > > in rec.food.cooking
    > > >
    > > > > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    > > > > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    > > > > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    > > > > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    > > > > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If
    > > > > freezing
    > > > > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    > > >
    > > > I keep it in a ziploc bag and then put it in an airtight container. I
    > > > have
    > > > frozen it before (properly wrapped of course) and it froze well. No
    > > > problems with freezing the uncooked rice.

    > >
    > > I've also frozen all types of rice, and beans too. Works a treat! :-)

    >
    > Thanks, Michael & Om. That's what I figured It's good to be sure
    > and get confirmation, though!
    >
    > Sky


    Cheers!
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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sky <[email protected]>
    >> news:4B9C0C6A.52[email protected]:
    >> in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >> > As the topic line says ..... I have a bit of extra uncooked/raw long
    >> > grain wild rice that needs long-term storage. Usually, I save what I
    >> > have on hand in a small Ziploc hard-plastic, twist-top container stored
    >> > in a cupboard. Do y'all think I should save the surplus wild rice in
    >> > the freezer as I would nuts like almonds, walnuts & pecans? If
    >> > freezing
    >> > uncooked wild rice is not a good idea, why's that?
    >> >
    >> > Sky
    >> >
    >> > P.S. Yes, I did google but the hits given weren't very helpful =8/

    >>
    >> I keep it in a ziploc bag and then put it in an airtight container. I
    >> have
    >> frozen it before (properly wrapped of course) and it froze well. No
    >> problems with freezing the uncooked rice.
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    > I've also frozen all types of rice, and beans too. Works a treat! :-)
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >


    I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?

    Jill


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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:37:56 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    >Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?
    >
    >Jill


    For me, I freeze the types of rice that tend to go rancid, like brown
    rice. Also barley and other whole grains, as they tend to go rancid
    too, if not used within a shorter period than say grains without the
    bran.

    Beans, I don't freeze. No need to, unless they are fresh.

    Christine
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  17. #17
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    > Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?
    >
    > Jill


    Not all of us go thru dry goods that quickly. Some of my rice is at
    least 3 years old. Some of the beans, well, I've no idea how old they
    are. Maybe 8 years or so?

    It preserves them longer and, yes, prevents weevils.
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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    >> Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Not all of us go thru dry goods that quickly. Some of my rice is at
    > least 3 years old. Some of the beans, well, I've no idea how old they
    > are. Maybe 8 years or so?
    >
    > It preserves them longer and, yes, prevents weevils.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >


    I don't go through any dry goods "that quickly". Beans and rice, they're
    dry but not oily so I don't freeze them. No weevils here unless it's flour
    or cornmeal; those I do freeze.

    Jill


  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    > >> Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?
    > >>
    > >> Jill

    > >
    > > Not all of us go thru dry goods that quickly. Some of my rice is at
    > > least 3 years old. Some of the beans, well, I've no idea how old they
    > > are. Maybe 8 years or so?
    > >
    > > It preserves them longer and, yes, prevents weevils.
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om
    > >

    >
    > I don't go through any dry goods "that quickly". Beans and rice, they're
    > dry but not oily so I don't freeze them. No weevils here unless it's flour
    > or cornmeal; those I do freeze.
    >
    > Jill


    Weevils are a real consideration here. Unfortunately...
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  20. #20
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How to store Wild Rice ??

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I don't understand the reason for freezing uncooked rice, beans, etc.
    > Unless you have a problem with bugs, what is the point?


    I keep my 2lb bags of popping corn and coarse ground corn meal in my
    freezer because frozen corn pops better in my air popper and I bought
    my coarse cornmeal at a Hispanic market (nuff said). All other dry
    vittles are stored in air tight jars in the pantry. Some seven years
    ago when I first moved here someone in MN sent me a 10 lb sack of very
    nice wild rice. The label said to store in a air tight container at
    room temperature for up to 10 years. To date I've only used about two
    pounds. The remainder looks perfectly fine and I doubt I will be
    tossing any in the trash come ten years.... it's not even in a
    jar/tin, its in a doubled zip-loc... I think dry foods store better
    with little air space, I also use those oxygen absorbing packets, they
    do seem to work.

    http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/sea...oxygen+packets


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