Rice is a staple dish in many households, but storing them can be a headache. While you can keep them in the sack they came with until they're consumed, you can also use the best rice storage container to create a more organized pantry system for your grains.
Here are some of the best rice storage containers you can use in your kitchen pantry.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Airtight Food Storage Container for Pantry with Lid for Flour, Sugar, and Rice, 12-Cup, Clear/GreyView on Amazon
Extra Large Food Storage Containers with Lids Airtight (5.2L|175Oz|Set of 2) for Flour, Sugar, Rice & Baking Supply - Airtight Kitchen & Pantry Bulk Food Storage for Kitchen Organization - Chefs PathView on Amazon
Extra Large Tall Food Storage Containers (213oz) for Rice, Flour, Sugar & Cereal Airtight Kitchen & Pantry Organization Bulk Food Storage, BPA-Free - 2 PC Set - Canisters, Pen & Labels - Chef’s PathView on Amazon
LocknLock Easy Essentials Food Lids (Flip-Top) / Pantry Storage, BPA Free, Top-50.7 Cup-for Rice, ClearView on Amazon
Komax Biokips Extra Large Food Containers, 20lb Food Storage Bins with Lids & Scooper, BPA Free Airtight Kitchen Storage Containers to Store Dry Food, Cat/Dog Food Storage Container (13 x 10 x 7.5)View on Amazon
TBMax Airtight Rice Storage Container - 20 Lbs Bulk Food Container Bin with Measuring Cup - Perfect for Rice Flour Cereal Pet Food Storage - GreenView on Amazon
Uppetly Rice Airtight Dry Food Storage Containers, BPA Free Plastic Sealed Holder Bin Dispenser with Pouring Spout, Measuring Cup for Cereal, Flour and Oatmeal, Include a Stainless Steel WhiskView on Amazon
Rice Dispenser, Large Sealed Grain Container Storage with Measuring Cup, Food Cereal Container Bins for Flour Cereal Kitchen Storage (White)View on Amazon
U-miss 25 Lbs Rice Dispenser, Large Grain Container Storage with Lid Measuring Cylinder Moisture Proof Household Cereal Dispenser Bucket for Kitchen Soybean CornView on Amazon
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Rice storage containers are typically made from glass or plastic, which could have varying toxins in them. Although manufacturing plastic containers for food should be FDA-approved, BPA-free, and food-safe, not all plastic rice containers are still rid of toxins.
Before choosing a rice container, ensure that they are free of other toxic chemicals like polypropylene and BPA for safe storage. Glass rice storage containers are usually built with durable borosilicate glass. Still, double-check if they are sturdy and have high heat resistance.
Since rice is not exactly lightweight, it won't hurt to check out the stackable feature of the storage container of your liking. This is a typical design feat amongst several containers and is an organization hack best incorporated in pantries.
The best stackable rice storage container has a flat top that allows smaller or containers of the same size to be stacked on top.
Depth and Capacity
The depth of the rice storage container will depend on how much rice you and your household consumes on a weekly or monthly basis.
Also, keep in mind how you will store this container. Will it end up in the back of the freezer for special occasions, or will it sit at the corner of the kitchen counter for easy access to daily meals?
The ability of a storage container to keep the rice in an airtight environment will help lessen the moisture that seeps into the rice. Ensure that the lid or cover of the rice storage container should easily pop off but still lock in freshness.
1. How long does rice last in storage?
It depends on the type of rice. Dry white rice could have a shelf life of up to two years if kept at proper room temperature. Brown rice only lasts about six months, even if it's stored at room temperature. Shelf life could increase if rice is kept refrigerated or frozen.
2. How do you store dry rice for a long time at home?
You can store dry rice by keeping it in an airtight container. Be mindful of the material you store the rice in, as it may have toxic, non-food-grade chemicals that could leach on the rice. Best to opt for food-safe plastics (PETE), glass jars, or containers with food-grade enamel lining.
3. How do you keep bugs out of rice?
Aside from storing your rice in airtight containers, another way to keep bugs out of your rice is to place some red chili peppers on several layers of the rice. Seal the container tight, and make sure to stir them after taking a few cups to ensure the chilies are evenly spread.
4. Should you vacuum seal rice?
It depends on the type of rice. Vacuum sealing white rice is not the ideal storage method since the airtight quality will gradually fade. And over time, moisture and air will easily penetrate the seal.
5. Are plastic containers porous?
Yes, plastic containers are porous and, over time, alter the flavor of their edible content. Toxic chemicals like BPA and PET can leach into the food or drink inside the plastic container.
Proper rice storage containers make bulk storage in the pantry organized and easy to access. It doesn't only beat scooping rice from its bag, but it also invites customization of your pantry.
How do you store rice at home? And which best rice storage container piqued your interest the most? Share your thoughts in the comments.