Tips for Preserving the Freshness of Rice

Have you ever faced the dilemma of buying rice but not being able to use it all at once? This time, we will introduce methods for preserving the deliciousness of rice. It's easy, so give it a try!


■Dislikes and Sensitivities of Rice:

Rice is a food item sensitive to humidity and high temperatures. Storing it in a humid environment or allowing moisture to come into contact with the rice can lead to mold growth, making it inedible. Therefore, it's advisable to avoid storage in humid places. The optimal temperature for rice storage is around 15°C. Storage in high temperatures or exposure to direct sunlight can cause the rice to dry out, develop cracks, and lose its flavour, so it's best to avoid such conditions.


■Key Points for Rice Storage Containers:

To prevent oxidation and deterioration of rice, use a container with high airtightness. Ziplock bags and plastic airtight containers are recommended. Another good option is to store rice in a washed and thoroughly dried plastic bottle.


■Ideal Storage Places for Rice:

As mentioned above, rice is sensitive to humidity and high temperatures. There's an ideal place to avoid these conditions - the refrigerator. When placing rice in the refrigerator, avoid the side where the cold air is blowing to prevent excessive cooling and cracking due to exposure to the wind.



How was it? By placing rice in an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator, you can maintain its deliciousness. This is an easy method that can be easily incorporated using items already available at home, so give it a try.