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I only prepare sushi rice a few times a year, so it takes me a while to go through even the smallest of bags. How long can I keep the bag for before it "goes bad"?

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Keep it airtight in a cool, dark place and it should remain good infefinitely. You'll certainly be fine 1-2 years.

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Agreed. Make sure it is well sealed from critters (which I guess goes along with airtight), and you'll be fine. –  Michael at Herbivoracious Aug 22 '10 at 5:10
    
Additional note: the same is not true of brown rice. It has enough fat left in the seed to go rancid. Take a deep whiff whenever you open a container, and if you detect even a hint of rancidity, dump it and buy fresh. –  Michael at Herbivoracious Sep 1 '10 at 5:39
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