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Pantry problems, do brown rice and lentils store well for years?

I have several pounds of brown rice that are 2 to 4 years old. I was about to cook some when I read that it should discarded after one year. I was born near the end of the Depression, grew up during WW2 and have an almost DNA level reluctance to waste food. So my question is: "To eat or not to eat!"...

By Jeanne Brandt | Featured Question

Save the Rice!

How long can you store rice? What is the best way to store it? Can it be stored for long periods of time if it is stored in Food Saver Bags that have all the air drawn out of them? Does rice ever become unsafe to eat? thank you very much.

By Jenny Rudolph | Featured Question