For taste and quality, the Carolina® and Carolina® rice mixes have a limited shelf life. Spices do not maintain their freshness for long periods of time, therefore it is recommended to use the rice mixes shortly after purchasing, but within 18 months from the production code date. Please refer to the BEST BY date on the package.
Our products are stamped with a production code date and a BEST BY date.
If stored properly and protected from infestation and extreme temperature fluctuations, uncooked regular white, whole grain brown, parboiled, jasmine, basmati, and instant rice products may be maintained for long periods of time, but are BEST BY two years (730 days) after the date of manufacture, except Ready to Serve Rice which has a 12 month shelf life.
For best results, place the product in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place such as a pantry, refrigerator, or freezer.
Cover and refrigerate for up to six days.
Cooked rice can be refrigerated for up to six days, or stored in the freezer for six months.
Let the frozen rice come to room temperature, and then reheat. Add 2 tablespoons of water per 1 cup of rice, heat in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. For the microwave oven, add 2 tablespoons of water per 1 cup of rice, cover and heat for about 1 minute.