China produces more than 200 tons of rice annually, which makes it the largest rice producer in the world. However, according to a recent The Korean Times report, Chinese rice is very dangerous and made of plastic!
The report said that Chinese producers sell artificial rice made of potato starch and plastic which is steamed with rice aroma in the end. After further investigation into the matter, it was discovered that the fake Chinese rice contains as much plastic as a little plastic bag! Luckily, the rice differs from real rice in many ways, and you can easily determine which one is fake by following these simple tips:
The mortar and pestle test
Crush a few grains of rice and observe – if the rice becomes fine white powder, it is organic. If it leaves a yellow stain in the mortar, it’s plastic.
The fire test
Light a couple of rice kernels and see if they burn – if they do, the rice you bought is fake.
The water test
Pour a tablespoon of the rice in a glass of water – if it’s organic, it should fall to the bottom of the glass.
The mold test
Cook a handful of rice in water, then put it in a plastic container and leave it in a sunny spot for a few days. Real, organic rice should be moldy in 2 days; the fake rice will stay intact.
If you suspect that the rice you’ve bought is plastic, try these tips to easily detect its quality.