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Storing white rice in high humidity area

This is a discussion on Storing white rice in high humidity area within the Garden, Canning, Long Term Food Storage forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; Hi I live in Penang Malaysia, Penang enjoys a year-round tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the ...

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    Storing white rice in high humidity area

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    I live in Penang Malaysia, Penang enjoys a year-round tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the Southwest Monsoon from April to September.

    Temperature (day) 28–33 °C
    Temperature (night) 22–25 °C
    Ave annual rainfall 2670 mm
    Relative humidity 70–90%

    I want to know how to store white rice for long term storage (30 years +) and avoid botulism. Should i store my rice in glass jar bottle and put oxygen absorber + silica gel?

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    Check out the site below. Has good advice and they sell aluminized mylar bags for long term storage. The oxygen absorbers are a must. I suppose the silica gel dessicant would work to absorb the high humidity but be careful. The is gel out there that is colored blue when it good and turns pink when it has absorbed as much moisture as it can. The blue stuff is toxic, stay away from it for the food. It's great for use in ammo, etc. I've gone one stp farther and use a nitrogen gas purge before adding the oxygen aborbers and sealing the bag. Glass is fine but sunlight will degrade the food, and if you have an earthquake, you probably loose it. If earthquake aren't threat, wrap the jars in alunimum foil to keep the light out or stor away from light.
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    If available,I would use sealed mylar bags with o2 absorbers,then you are protecting from moisture,air,light,and pest.When properly protected in a near zero o2 content container,it will guard against bacteria,mold and fungus as well.The glass would work provided the jar is protected from light and the lid is air tight (such as a canning jar).
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    Thanks for the info, i'm thinking of storing rice, chickpeas (dried) in glass jar, put some oxygen absorber + silica gel, and the wrap the bottle with mylar bag or aluminium foil, then store in a dark place. what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albaghani View Post
    Thanks for the info, i'm thinking of storing rice, chickpeas (dried) in glass jar, put some oxygen absorber + silica gel, and the wrap the bottle with mylar bag or aluminium foil, then store in a dark place. what do you think?
    Think bigger,like a 5 gallon bucket with a gasketed lid,then fill one large or several smaller mylar bags with absorbers and you're good to go.I have a few "mixed" buckets where I have stored smaller bags of different but like items (different types of beans for example in one bucket).I use the gamma seal lids,but they are just a preference of mine for easier access in and out of the buckets,however a gasketed lid will do the same job.

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    I just bought this airtight container, it's made of plastic, the label said 100% airtight, is has some kind of rubber/silicone thing under the lid. i'm thinking about storing dried fettucini in this container and add some oxygen absorber.

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    At www.usaemergency I found 1 and 5 gallon zipperlock bags. You put your food in, toss in an Oxygen absorber, (I went one step farther and purge the bag with nitrogen) and then heat seal the bag. When you open if in the future. you can close and reseal it against dirt, bugs, etc. Only cost a few pennies more. They the bags go into 5 gallon buckets with lids for easy handling and stacking. The biggest degrader of food is oxygen (get rid of oxygen, bugs die too), the second is sunlight.

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    you mean plastic zipper lock? well, in my place i've a plastic zipper lock brand GLAD.

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    Dry Canning the Easy Way - American Preppers Network

    wow i didn't know that i can dry canning using mason jar +oxygen absorber

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    We use the 5 gallon bucket method (gamma seal lid, mylar bars, o2 absorber, etc.) for storing larger quantities of things - rice, flour, sugar, salt. For smaller quantities (herbs, spices, etc.) we put them in 1 or 2 quart mason jars then my wife has an attachment for her FoodSaver machine that will suck the oxygen out and just uses a normal canning lid. We have only been doing the FoodSaver method for about 3 years, so I do not know how it will work long-term. But so far, it has worked for up to 3 years.

 

 
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