When stored correctly, these everyday household items will last for years, sometimes decades. The best past is most them will last even after they’ve been opened. These items will lose very little, if any, of their original quality and flavor. So before you clean out your pantry think twice before tossing one of these items. If you’ve been handling it correctly, chances are it’s just fine to keep.
White, wild, arborio, jasmine and basmati rice all have an amazing shelf life. Brown rice is a little different because of its higher oil content, it won’t keep nearly as long. To keep fresh store in a cool, dry area. Once opened, place the rice in a sealed airtight container or a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag. If you want to keep it supper protected, store rice in the refrigerator or freezer.
White, brown or powdered it’s all the same sugar never spoils because it doesn’t have bacterial growth. The real challenge especially with fine sugar is to prevent it from becoming clumped and rock-hard. To keep it fresh store sugar in a cool, dry area.
Pure honey is as durable as it is yummy; and keeps indefinitely. Honey may change color or crystallize over time, but that won’t make it spoil. If you want to make your honey last, store in a cool area and keep tightly closed. Revive crystallized honey by placing the opened jar in warm water and stirring until smooth.
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It’s a must-have for when you are making sauces, or gravies. Cornstarch will keep indefinitely if it’s kept dry and free from contaminants. Once again store in a cool, dry area; keep package tightly closed between uses.