News about fake rice has been circulating again on social media sites and it is quite alarming. But the most terrifying thing is, according to rumors, plastic rice are now being exported to other Asian countries like Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and India.
Health experts are warning people that these plastic grains can cause harm to the digestive system if consumed.
A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice is equal to one plastic bag being consumed.
The only way to distinguished plastic rice is by cooking it as it remains hard and is difficult to digest.
With these simple tricks you can test whether your rice is real or fake.
The Water Test
Pour a tablespoon of uncooked rice into a glass with cold water. If the rice all sinks to the bottom of the glass, it’s fine. If the grains float up to the surface, be careful!
The Fire Test
Try setting a little bit of your rice on fire with a match or lighter. If it starts burning right away and smells like burning plastic, then you know what to do! (Do not eat it!)
The Mortar And Pestle Test
When you crush a few grains of rice with a mortar and pestle they should be reduced to a fine, white, starchy powder. But with artificial rice, you will see a light yellow discoloration instead.
The Mold Test
If you want to know for sure whether your cooked rice is quite safe, put a small quantity of cooked rice into an airtight container and leave it in a warm place.
Within a couple of days it will have gotten moldy. Only fake rice stays mold-free. This is how to be on the safe side. Show these tricks to your rice-eating friends and that way no one will have to eat plastic for
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