This amount of dehydrated rice feeds 8 people.
Why would I dehydrate rice you ask? My new passion is dehydrated meals – – it’s serious fun. Rice is a wonderful base for these shelf-stable meals.
You could buy store-bought instant rice, but it’s repulsive and expensive. Not a great combo. Home-dehydrated rice is just like fresh cooked after re-dehydration, and it’s extremely inexpensive! I buy my rice in 25 pound bags from Costco, which comes out to be 33 cents a pound.
Rice is one of the easiest things you can dehydrate. I simply double the rice I cook each time I cook some up, and dehydrate half. This is good for meals-in-a-jar, convenience, or for emergency purposes. You should be thinking about storing staples like rice in case of an emergency.
To dehydrate, just spread cooled rice on dehydrating trays, and set on 135 for about 5 hours. You know it’s done when the rice is crunchy and there is no evidence of water in your rice. Store in jars or vacuum sealed bags.