I bought a number of bags of rice and pasta and stored it in a plastic bin in the basement. I recently grabbed one of those bags of rice and it smells gross, like plastic. Everything in the bin smells like that. I haven't cooked it yet but in the past when I've cooked food that's had a bad/odd plastic smell, it still had it after cooking and due to the smell/taste I threw it away. Currently, I've had the rice sitting out in a bowl for the past few days and the smell hasn't gone away.
- What do I do for the food I have to get rid of the smell?
- And without getting overly pricey, how should I store things like this for the future?
I really don't want to waste all this food but I can't bring myself to make it as it is right now.