A Guide to Rice

A long and traditional staple, rice may become a huge part of your preparations and outlook. Rice is a hearty addition to any meal, and can really help when stretching food rations.

Long-grain rices are very common as a white rice, but can also be bought as brown rice. Basmati and Jasmine are probably the most common types of long-grain rices. But most everyday rices are going to be medium-grain rices, which includes Risotto, Red, and Quick-Cooked rice.

Check out this quick guide to rice!

Rice Type Best By Pantry Shelf-Life Oxygen-Free Shelf-Life
White Rice 4-5 Years Indefinite 25-30 Years
Brown Rice 6-8 Months 6-8 Months 8-12 Months
Wild Rice 6-8 Months Indefinite Indefinite
Quick-Cook 4-5 Years Indefinite Indefinite
Jasmine Rice 6-8 Months Indefinite Indefinite
Basmati 6-8 Months Indefinite Indefinite

There are hundred (possibly thousands) of different types of rice; these are just the most popular. Rice is a great way to stretch meals and easily, and cheaply, add calories to your diet. I would suggest storing various types of rice to make sure variety is in your preps.

As a food naturally low in fat and cholesterol, rice has high nutritional content, as well as various vitamins and minerals, such as, Vitamin B & E, proteins, and potassium. And, obviously, rice is also high in carbs. While brown rices are generally better for you, that doesn’t mean white rice is bad. Everything in moderation.

As a part of your short and long-term preparations, rice is a huge staple for people around the world. And picking the best rice for you and your family is the first step. There isn’t much use to storing 100 pounds of brown rice, if your daughter (yourself, or the rest of your family) refusing to eat it.

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