In China is produced more than 200 tons of rice every year and this is why China is the biggest producer of rice in the entire world. There is a recent study published in the Korean Times report and says that Chinese rice is extremely dangerous and it is made of plastic!
They said that all Chinese producers actually sell artificial rice which is made of plastic and potato starch that in the end is steamed with rice aroma. After additional investigation, it was revealed that this fake Chinese rice has as much plastic as one little plastic bag!
The good thing is that rice is different from real rice in a lot of ways and it is very simple to discover if the rice is fake. You just have to follow these simple tips:
The pestle and mortar test
Take few rice grains and crush them. You should observe them: if the rice begins to form fine white powder, it means that it is organic. However, if there is a yellow stain, it means that it is plastic rice.
The test with fire
You just have to light a few rice kernels. If they burn it means that the rice is fake.
The test with water
Take one glass of water and add one tablespoon of rice. If the rice is organic, it will fall on the bottom of the glass.
The test with mold
Take one handful of rice and cook it in water. Afterwards, add the rice in a plastic container and it should be left on a sunny spot for a couple of days. The organic rice has to become moldy in just 2 days. On the other hand the fake rice won’t be tact.
If you do not know if the rice you have bought is plastic, you should try these simple tips in order to discover its quality.