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Dry rice should be stored in an airtight container so that it doesn't absorb moisture and any "off odors" from the air. A food saver bag is a perfect way to store dry goods. Uncooked rice should not become unsafe to eat. You should check your pantry periodically for any infestation of pantry pests. For best quality, dry rice should be eaten within 2 years (1 year for brown rice). But, again, it will be SAFE to eat for much longer if it is stored properly. Check out our Extension publications on food preservation and storage.

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