HAVE YOU EVER COME HOME FROM WORK AND REACHED FOR THE BOX OF "MINUTE" RICE to go with a quick meal so that you can just get dinner on the table as soon as possible? Minute Rice can be expensive and it's OH SO EASY TO MAKE YOUR OWN. All it is is dehydrated cooked long grain rice and you can use your own leftover cooked long grain rice and dehydrate it for several hours. It will store for a very long time in a mason jar or vacuum sealed bag. What's even more convenient is to "save" up your leftover rice and keep it in the freezer and when you get enough to fill a dehydrator, you can dehydrate it all at once. When you're ready to use the dehydrated rice, you cook it just as you would the boxed kind. I will never buy the boxed kind again.