Dry foods are a fantastic emergency food to store away. Dry foods are foods that are generally sold in bulk (usually by the pound) and are typically grains or other foods that contain an extremely low moisture content. Examples of dry foods are rice, beans, or wheat berries.
Dry Foods: Dry foods are foods that are already mostly void of moisture in their normal state (usually by nature), such as most seed based foods. Examples of dry foods would be rice, beans, wheat berries, and pasta. Dry foods are by far the cheapest type of food to store for an emergency.
As an example, a twenty pound bag of enriched white rice can be purchased from Walmart for around $8.00. If one serving of rice equals one uncooked cup then once that one serving of rice is cooked, it will produce 3 cups (or about 15.5 ounces) of ready to eat rice and would have cost you just 18 cents!