The food we consume has a huge impact on our overall health, so we need to extra cautious about what we eat. We should make healthier food choices, avoid foods rich in chemicals, as well as too much sugar, cholesterol, or fat.
However, there is another threat coming, as apparently, plastic rice is the newest Chinese trend!
This fake rice is being made of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and a synthetic resin, or plastic. The mixture of these ingredients forms grains which are similar to rice.
Therefore, you need to know how to recognize it, and the following tips will help you:
1. Check if your rice sinks in water. Put a tablespoon of rice in a glass of water. If your rice floats, you have got the fake stuff.
2. Do not eat the rice if you notice a thick layer on the surface when you boil it.
3. The fungus test can give you a hand on this one. Cook a cup of rice, transfer it in a container, and leave it on your counter. Check your rice in a few days. If you see mold, the rice is organic and all-natural. If it still has no mold, you have just cooked a cup of plastic rice.