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Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Tony, Nov 27, 2009.
The price of rice went up about 300% last year
There're a couple of indian and chinese bulk suppliers in Swanse.I'll get some prices for you.What rice do you want?
yes please sapper, just some general prices, i like basmati but if the price is right other types might sound more attractive
Does anyone know the reasoning for this massive increase?
I thought that with the advent of snorkel rice ( recent , i realise ) that future rice concerns would be diminshed.
Do you have a link to that article Rik.
Bad weather has caused shortages
And I'm chuffed when I manage to eat a 250 grams package of rice in a years time!!
There were also some small issues with rice that was contaminated and they had to destroy a load, not sure how much was affected though.
For storage they reckon that temperature counts for the most important thing other than being well sealed.
Infinity Foods in Brighton are a good source of organic stuff. My wife used to buy from them with a food group when she lived in Worthing.
They are certainly still trading as our local organics shop stocks a large range of their prouucts.
They had a minimum order requirement of £150-00 then and it may now be more but their ethics are good. Try a google for them, I'm sure it will come up trumps. Hope this helps.
Hmmm, Group buy?
Posting it may be an isssue.
he he, yeah, I could repackage it all, post it out and everyone would get it some time in the next year I'd go off rice that's for sure
I'll have a look at them Swyn, thanks for the info.
I'd have a look in the local market, but shipping costs might be a problem...
If you want to store rice, oats etc.. long term then it may be worth your while looking at the dry ice method that I saw on a Ron Hood DVD the other day. You get a pound of dry ice and a large 40-50 litre metal can with a top that can be screwed shut with a ring & bolt seal on the tope. You put a bin bag in the container, then add half the dry ice on a paper plate, before filling the container half full with bags of rice etc.. You then add the other half of dry ice on a paper plate, then fill up the other half. It's important to then leave the lid on the container but NOT screwed down overnight. What happens is the dry ice metls and fill the can up with CO2, thrus driving out all the oxygen & bugs, cant live in that environment. You then put on the lid, seal it with the ring that fixes the lid on in an airtight way & put the can where you want to keep it long term. Apparently someone buried some rice & oats for 40 years with this method & the food was as good as the day it went in. Worth looking at, although it is a bit survivalist... but thats probably the idea. It's something I will be giving a go when I get the time.