FAQ – Storing Mahatma Rice Products

How do I thaw Mahatma® White Rice that I have stored in the freezer?

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.

How long can I store cooked Mahatma® White Rice in the refrigerator? Freezer?

Cooked rice can be refrigerated for up to six days, or stored in the freezer for six months.

What can I do with leftover Mahatma® White Rice?

Cover and refrigerate for up to six days.

What is the shelf life of uncooked Mahatma® White Rice? Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice? Mahatma® Jasmine Rice? Or, Mahatma® Basmati Rice?

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.

For best results, place the product in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place such as a pantry, refrigerator, or freezer.

What is the shelf life of uncooked rice mixes?

For taste and quality, the Mahatma® 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.

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