Freezing beans, lentils, etc.? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I understand that freezing rice for 3 days and then again 30 days later will kill any bugs in it. It's then ready for storage.

Will this also work for beans, lentils, split peas? Will the foods keep their structural integrity? Do they need to be dried after thawing? How? Thanks for any info.

-- Sandy (, January 03, 1999


I heard nuking them in the microwave will have the same effect.

-- ~~ala (, January 04, 1999.

I'm in the process of freezing some beans. My understanding is that it works the same and you shouldn't have to dry them out unless they have freezer burn or something.

-- Libby Alexander (, January 04, 1999.

Sandy I am also in the process of freezing my beans and rice. I have put all my food in the freezer - flour, sugar, rolled oats, beans and rice. I mark the package after the first freezing and then put it back in 30 days.

Also, I just wait until the items are room tempature and then I package them. The beans we go through to pull out the bad ones before packing and DEFINITELY the rice. We always get quite a few dead bugs in our rice so we de-bug it before puting into the mylar bags.

Hope this helps. Mary

-- Mary Howe (, January 04, 1999.

Thanks everyone for the replies. I've already put my rice in the freezer, but I was holding on the beans and lentils just to make sure I won't do the wrong thing.

If anyone has any more advice or details on the proper procedure, I'll appreciate it. Thanks again.

-- Sandy (, January 04, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ