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- 25 Lb Bag of Long Grain Brown Rice
- 16 Sterilized Quart Mason Jars, Lids, and Rings
- Handheld Vacuum Sealer
- Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer
- Regular-Mouth Jar Sealer
- A Clean Rag
|First I snipped a small corner from the bag and tried to pour directly into the jars, but it was hard holding the bag up that high for that long (without making a giant mess), so I decided to pour it into a bowl and scoop it into the jars.|
|Here they are all filled with just a little head room. At this point I used the clean rag and wiped the mouth of all the jars to remove anything that could get in the way of creating a seal between the jar and the lid.|
|Next, I sealed them and then added the collars for added security. If you need a little more info on how to do the sealing, maybe check out my post on My Review of The Handheld Vacuum.|
|I finished up by writing the month and year sealed on the jars. Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy…it’s just going to be sitting in the dark so there’s no one to impress. |
I just use a sharpie and this time I didn’t need to write the contents, like I did in my Salt post, because it’s clear what is inside there;).
This was a quick, easy project and now I have a little more peace of mind.
Maybe I’m a nerd, but if we don’t have much “extra” food, I sometimes can get feeling a little panicky thinking that if something happened (job loss, major inflation, food shortage, or worse) we wouldn’t be able to feed our kids.
At our current rate of consumption, this 25 lbs of rice should last us about 18+ months which makes me feel a lot better.