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My husband is a rice lover. So when we cook rice, we will cook the entire bag, usually a 2 lb bag. What we don't use for that particular meal, we store in sandwich bags. I get the sandwich bags from the dollar store. We can usually get 6 to 8 bags of rice, and the leftovers are stored in the freezer. I don't have to freeze a whole bag of rice. Since it is just me and my husband, this makes it easier for meal preparation. Plus I am saving money by using the dollar store brand.
Usually brown rice is much more expensive since it's healthier for you. I now make my batches of rice with a combination of rices like brown, Jasmine and Basmati. Rice doesnt have to be expensive and I am learning to make the healthier step in my weakness as well.
By Daphna Ariel
Tip - freeze in individual serving sizes for a quick lunch. Add some frozen veggies and sauce and voila!
By Carrie from Yakima, WA
Another tip is to buy rice from the bulk foods section of your grocery store. This is great for getting a small amount of a specific type of rice for a recipe. That way, you don't pay the hefty prices for the small packages and aren't stuck with a large quantity to store. I do this with pastas too.
Leftover rice too dry? Put it in a ziplock bag, add water, seal, shake, and microwave. Tastes moist and fresh!