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Dry Canning! It's super cool and so simple! Posted on 14 Jun 20:06 , 1 comment

I don't know about you but I love Costco and their great deals. One of the great deals is this delicious rice. The problem is it only comes in 25 lb. bags. In my house there are only 2 of us that actually live here and 25 lbs. of rice is going to last us a couple years. So to make sure the rice stays fresh, safe from pests and easier to store, I decided to "dry can" it.

It's super simple and very effective. All you need is about 14 quart size mason jars and lids.

First, fill the jars with the rice.

I put the jars on a tray in case I spill any...

Then put the jars into the oven, set the temperature to 200 degrees.

 

Then set your timer for 60 minutes...

After 60 minutes take the jars out of the oven and put the metal lids and bands on.

Let them cool and pretty soon you'll start hearing them "Ping."

Write the date on them and put in your panty. They will last at least 2-3 years!

 Isn't that so cool! And so easy!!  You can "dry can" rice, oats, grains, beans, lentils, flour and spices. Everything else has to be either pressure canned or water bathed.

Now next time you have lots of rice you'll know what to do with it!!

Good Luck!!