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Parboiled rice...???

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Hey everyone, quick question and probably a simple answer.

I was at Sam's Club the other day and noticed they had 25lb boxes of parboiled rice, and the "Use by" date is about 2 years.

What exactly is "parboiled" rice? If I repackage it in mylar with oxygen absorbers will it last longer?

Thanks!
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Hey everyone, quick question and probably a simple answer.

I was at Sam's Club the other day and noticed they had 25lb boxes of parboiled rice, and the "Use by" date is about 2 years.

What exactly is "parboiled" rice? If I repackage it in mylar with oxygen absorbers will it last longer?

Thanks!
It is rice that is steamed while still in the husk. It has more nutrition then regular rice.
It's the only rice I use for side dishes and stir fries but I'll use sticky rice for soups as it is slightly cheaper.
 

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sprkymrk, I think it makes sense to seal it in mylar with o2 absorbers. For one thing, it would keep any moisture out it might be exposed to. Also, it would be a deterent to bugs. Not sure if it would extend the shelf life, but it won't hurt. Good luck with your venture. We love rice and store lots of it.
 
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