Surprise, surprise, the freezer is good for more than storing dinosaur chicken nuggets and your ice roller. By knowing the ins and outs of what you can store long-term, you can save yourself from impromptu trips to the grocery and a whole lot of food waste. Don’t believe us? Here, surprising foods you didn’t know you could freeze—from butter to cooked rice.
(FYI: According to the USDA, the freezer will actually keep food safe nearly indefinitely, so suggested storage times are based on ideal taste and texture, not food safety.)