I have two 20lb bags of basmati rice in the plastic lined burlap sacks they came in.. is that good enough for two years or should I repackage it? These are kept in plastic storage bins with lids that fold shut... I wonder if it is thick enough to keep mice out.The folks at Kusha Rice say:
What is the shelf life of Royal Basmati Rice?
Approximately two (2) years if kept at a cool even temperature, such as the refrigerator. Food storage companies offer air tight food containers and nitrogen packets to extract out the air, therefore insects cannot live in the environment. Stored under these conditions the rice can last indefinitely.
I personally like jasmine better, or Niko Niko brand short grain rice [best for sushi].