China remains the world’s largest producer of rice. The Middle Kingdom gathers over 200 million lots per year and a large share of it gets exported all over the world.
However cooks and restaurants alike should make sure: not just are untold quantities of pesticides used in Chinese farming, but according to a report in The Korea Times rice is also now being made synthetically.
Potato starch gets blended with plastic (synthetic resin, for example) and after that formed into rice-shaped kernels.
Lastly the grains are steamed with a common rice aroma. Medical professionals have actually absolutely warned against taking in the synthetic item: 3 complete portions apparently include as much plastic as there remains in a little plastic bag. That’s worrying!
With these simple techniques you can test whether your rice is wholesome and plastic-free:
The Water Test
Put 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, beware!
The Fire Test
Attempt setting a little bit of your rice on fire with a match or lighter. If it begins burning right away and smells like burning plastic, then you understand what to do! (Do not consume it!).
The Mortar and Pestle Test.
When you squash a couple of grains of rice with a mortar and pestle they should be minimized to a fine, white, starchy powder.
But with synthetic rice, you will see a light yellow staining rather.
The Mold Test.
If you would like to know for sure whether your cooked rice is quite safe, put a little amount of prepared rice into an airtight container and leave it in a warm location.
Within a number of days it will have gotten musty. Just fake rice remains mold-free.
This is how to be on the safe side. Show these tricks to your rice-eating pals and that way no one will need to consume plastic for dinner!