According to report rice is also now produced artificially. There are some rice farmers that makes the product by mixing potato starch and plastic that are then developed into small rice kernels and steamed with a rice aroma.
The doctors are now warning that just 3 portions of the fake rice contain just as much plastic as a plastic bag, so it’s quite alarming and we should be more careful of buying rice.
Fortunately, Here, are a few simple tricks which will help you determine if the rice you’ve bought is real or fake:
The water method
Pour a tablespoon of uncooked rice into a glass of cold water and observe it – if in case the rice float at the surface, it’s definitely fake.
The fire test
Lit some of the rice you bought with a lighter – if the rice start burning and smells like plastic, throw it away immediately.
The mortar and pestle test
Try to crush a few grains of rice with a mortar and pestle – if they’re reduced to white powder the rice isn’t fake. However, if you see a light-yellow discoloration in the mortar, it’s surely fake.
The mold test
This is probably the best way to detect fake rice – put a handful of cooked rice in a container and leave it in a warm place for 2 days. If the rice is moldy afterwards, it’s organic. The plastic rice will be free of mold after 2 days.
Try these tricks yourself if you suspect that the rice you’re buying is fake – they are the best and safest way to tell the difference.