Can I use white organic bazmati rice past its expiration date?
Can I use white organic bazmati rice past its expiration date? It's already 3 months past its experation date, but I kept it in the fridge and there are no maggots in there. 10% of the rice has a whiter complexion than the rest of the rice, though. Not sure if that's considered to be mold, but it doesn't smell.
Smell it. If the rice hasn't turned rancid, eat it. Basmati does turn. Taught me not to buy huge bags just for the better price.
White rice turns rancid too. Just like any grain.
I opened up a vacuum sealed bag of arborio rice that was 9 months past it's expiration to use for risotto and it was rancid. Hello take out pizza!
Don't go by the date. Go by the smell of the product
What's the reason for refrigeration? I'd think the moisture wouldn't be good for rice?? I keep things like rice, dried beans, small pasta in quart mason jars or other "air tight" containers... mostly to deter unwelcome critters. Have ad rice get a little stale and beans be so old they pretty much refused to cook, but they never really go bad?!? And rice THREE months pas expiration date is NOTHING! I wouldn't hesitate for a msec to cook and eat it.
It has an expiry date? What on earth for?
As long as it's not completely bug eaten, I'd use it. I'd wash it first, but I live in the tropics where bugs get in the rice, so that's just what I do.