The rice that I purchase comes in these cute little plastic containers. I love the look. The problem is that I buy different kinds of rice so I stack the containers and they end up falling out of the pantry. I keep the rice in the highest cabinet in my kitchen and I need the items up there to be sturdy so that I can grab them with no problem. I am 5’3″ on a really perfect and sunny day. As a solution to my problem, I decided to move the rice into these “Lock-and-Lock” containers that I had purchased years ago and was no longer using.
I can make white rice without a recipe but brown rice for example has a different recipe to follow. Have you noticed that based on the brand of brown rice they will give you different cooking times? I usually use the same brand and I printed these small labels (that I made on Microsoft Word) and typed the suggested recipe. I placed it on the outside of the container using double stick tape. If you have the patience you can laminate the label before sticking it on the container and that will make it water-resistant. I love and admire patient people. I really do.
I did the same for quinoa. I could do a whole post on how much I love quinoa.
I used the rest of the matching containers to put arborio rice, cracker meal and polenta. As you can see on the very side of the cabinet there is a label that says “oatmeal”. I did that to remind myself that there is a large container of oatmeal behind the rice. Only do this for items that don’t get used weekly. They can be stored in the very back of these deep cabinets and the label will remind you that it’s there. Otherwise, you will buy an item that you already have and you end up with enough granola to feed the church!
That’s it! Another quick, easy project to make your life easier! You like?
I like, now come and do this at my house 🙂
I did a double-take when I saw “masarepa” in your pantry! I thought I was the only person searching for this – my Venezuelan fiance loves his arepas. Some day I will have a pantry in which to put it! FYI elementary school teacher’s lazy man’s laminating – I put clear packing tape over my labels.
Good idea regarding the tape and enjoy the arepas (they are delish!).