I have eaten rice stored for three years in the clear plastic sugar bottles (from "Dixie Crystals" in FLorida) and it's been good. No O2 absorbers, just packed down tight and sealed under and over the lid.
I also use the creamer bottles (white plastic), and lately the new paint cans from Lowes/Home Depot (use ziplock bag as liner).
I have Ramen that I have stored for a couple years too - seems okay when I tried some. Ramen is FRIED in oil though, so that oil could be going rancid on you! Rancid oil won't kill you, but doesn't taste good.