Where can I buy vacuum-packed rice in Sydney?

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Hey everybody- I'm just preparing for y2k, I want to buy about 3 months supply of food. Nothing fancy; I want rice to be the core of it. The vacuum-packed stuff stores the best, I hear.

Thing is, I don't know anywhere that sells it. Checked my supermarkets- they don't have it. Anyone know where I can get it?


Anonymous Australian (in western Sydney, not saying more than that.)

-- Anonymous Aussie (a.@.a.au), November 04, 1999


Forgot to look for this last time I was in Sydney. What I would do is buy bulk rice, and buy the Seal-a-Meal or vacuum packer, and put the rice up in volumes suiting my own families needs: #'s /meal.

-- SH (squirrel@hunter.com), November 04, 1999.

Never heard of vacuum-packed rice.

I'm doing what alot of people in the USA are doing. I'm nitro-packing my rice & other grains.

Get a bottle of nitrogen gas, a regulator and a hose from a welding supplies store.

Use a food grade plastic bag (metal-coated mylar is best) to line a five gallon bucket. Get the hose nozzle down close to the bottom of the bucket and release gas. Toss in a couple of oxygen absorbers to take care of whatever O2 isn't displaced by the nitrogen. Seal the bag with a hot iron. Hammer down a gasketed lid.

The stuff will keep for years.

-- Not Whistlin' Dixie (not_whistlin_dixie@yahoo.com), November 04, 1999.

Buy the rice in bulk, dry, loose, wild, long-grained, pilaf -- whatever. It will store well enough for a year or more, if kept dry and cool - but I understnad whaite varieities last longer than brown. After you have hte rice, then buy the vaccuum sealer and put the stuff up in volumes appropriate for your family: e.g., 3's/meal. It is after all getting rather late.

-- SH (squirrel@hunter.com), November 04, 1999.

I'm another Aussie in Melbourne. Sorry, you won't get it. Go to Cabramatta and buy it. I store mine in large garbage bins. Not vacuum packed, and it keeps for months. Not had any bugs yet.

-- pauline jansen (paulinej@angliss.vic.edu.au), November 04, 1999.

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