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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

RICE, BROWN — UNCOOKED, UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 3-6 months
RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 6-12 months
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 12-18 months
Tips
  • Due to the high oil content of brown rice, pantry storage will cause it to spoil relatively quickly and is not recommended unless the entire package is going to be used within a few weeks.
  • Once package is opened, refrigerate or freeze brown rice in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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