During such tough times, your food intake and health is the most important thing that you need to take care of. While the world is at a halt, it's recommended that people stay at home to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. If you're self-isolating yourself from this ongoing virus, it's important to know what and how to stock up on the food items in your kitchen. It's good to stock up on things that are not easily perishable and that can be kept out of the refrigerator.
Potatoes and onions are 2 veggies that don't get spoiled quickly. The good thing about potatoes is that you can make innumerable dishes with just potatoes and they all taste amazing and onions add a great addition to any dish you make to make it yummier.
How to store potatoes and onions: Potatoes and onions should be stored in a cool and dry place. You can store them up for upto 1-2 weeks in a little cooler than normal room temperature. Under cooler temperatures they could also last for upto 2-3 months.
There are multiple recipes you can make with rice and it's high in carbs and proteins and helps you feel full faster. You can also store brown rice if preferred.
How to store rice: Uncooked rice should be stored in a tightly closed container and can last for years. Cooked rice can be stored for a week in the refrigerator while uncooked rice can be stored up to a year. An interesting fact about storing rice is that if stored in 40 degree Fahrenheit continuously, it could extend its storage life by 25-30 years!
Nuts like almonds and walnuts are something that you should be consuming every day. It's good for your immune system and the healthiest thing to snack on. Now is the time they shine through in your regular recipes like curries & indulgent ones like smoothies and desserts.
How to store nuts: Make sure you don't keep your nuts next to onions or any other high odour food. Nuts tend to take on the smell of things around them. Nuts can be stored at room temperature for about 3 months and can be kept in the freezer for a year or more.
4. Lentils or Pulses
This is a patent kitchen staple in every Indian household. Making dal is a part of Indian lunch & dinner scenes and sometimes breakfast too with leftover dal parathas! Dal is a very basic and nutritious food that you can consume to keep yourself healthy and full for a long period of time.
How to store dal: Cooked pulses can be stored up to 3 days in the refrigerator and dried lentils and pulses can be stored in a tightly-closed container, away from sunlight under normal room temperature for about a year.
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