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Plastic Fake rice from China

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posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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Plastic rice is the newest Chinese trend, therefore, you need to know how to recognize it.
The following tips will help you recognize it.
1. Do not eat the rice if you notice a thick layer on the surface when you boil it.
2. 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.




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posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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Plastic rice would cost more than real rice.

However, there definitely is such a thing as artificial rice. It's made from the rice dust and crumbly little bits of rice that would otherwise be a loss after handling large quantities of rice. They grind the rice giblets into flour, and reform it into something that looks like rice. It's got a binder, generally oil of some sort, and is supposed to look and taste like rice.

What a rice making machine might look like



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

Plastic rice? Why?



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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Is this anything to do with plastic fake news stories?



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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This is why I try to avoid Chinese manufactured / sourced goods. If enough of these stories keep coming out, people will start demanding companies to stop having their products made in China. This is the free market at work.

The Chinese have a different culture where stealing intellectual property and attempting to get over on consumers is not frowned upon.

While companies may save money in the short term, they have very real long term costs and risks to consider. It doesn't take but one incident of poor manufacturing quality resulting in a consumer issue (like a death) to lose years of profits.

The few dollars in savings is not worth it to me.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: Violater1
2. 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.


This is not accurate. Some rice grains will float because they have trapped air on them and/or did not break the surface tension. I use mainly basmati rice and some of it often floats and is not even remotely made of plastic.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Thanks for the link! I did not know about this. Maybe that's what is being confused with "plastic rice". Or from Snopes, maybe other things are afoot.

I have to breathe a sigh of relief, as I could picture myself wondering if my sticky rice was melted plastic.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: desert

You can pretty much get all rice to float. When I had my restaurants we first would soak rice to remove any detritus and debris form the packing/manufacturing process prior to cooking. When the uncooked rice was placed in a stock pot many of the grains would float and you would have to stir it to help remove any unwanted particles and help clean the rice.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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It's a diet rice, it has less calories and helps cleanse the bowels

Maybe...



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Rice is a hoax made up by the Chinese= confirmed
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posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

True. I know this isn't a cooking thread, but growing up I heard how rice should never be washed. When I started to do my own cooking, I used brown rice and wanted to make sure any organic or inorganic debris was not in the bag, so I would wash it. No problem. Since then I just pour rice in a sieve, rinse it, and cook it. Glad to hear that you worked with rinsed rice without a problem
.... I wasn't joking about what if plastic rice melted and it didn't look any different than my white sticky rice. .... I don't make sticky rice much..... it looks like if rice were made out of plastic



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: desert

You can pretty much get all rice to float. When I had my restaurants we first would soak rice to remove any detritus and debris form the packing/manufacturing process prior to cooking. When the uncooked rice was placed in a stock pot many of the grains would float and you would have to stir it to help remove any unwanted particles and help clean the rice.





but, rice does not combust into flames that keeps burning in the pan, even after you take it away from the stove like the 3rd clip showed
edit on 19-12-2016 by jimmyx because: spelling



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: desert

If you wash rice it needs to be cooked right after so it does not begin to mildew.

Oh, and most Asians will wash it before use.






edit on 19-12-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Zazz 2020!



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
but, rice does not combust into flames that keeps burning in the pan, even after you take it away from the stove like the 3rd clip showed


If you put uncooked rice in a cast iron skillet like they did it will char and burn. It has little to no moisture.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
Plastic rice would cost more than real rice.

However, there definitely is such a thing as artificial rice. It's made from the rice dust and crumbly little bits of rice that would otherwise be a loss after handling large quantities of rice. They grind the rice giblets into flour, and reform it into something that looks like rice. It's got a binder, generally oil of some sort, and is supposed to look and taste like rice.

What a rice making machine might look like


You obviously did not review the videos. This junk is made from plastic.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Violater1

You obviously did not review the videos. This junk is made from plastic.


The videos state that. But many times Youtube videos are horse #.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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The rumors of plastic rise have been around for years. It's never been proven and I would say it's most likely a hoax.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
but, rice does not combust into flames that keeps burning in the pan, even after you take it away from the stove like the 3rd clip showed


Sure it will. It's starch. You can burn popcorn like that as well.

eta: I might add, you can also easily burn dry corn. In fact, you can buy a corn-burning furnace to heat your home.
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posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: jimmyx
but, rice does not combust into flames that keeps burning in the pan, even after you take it away from the stove like the 3rd clip showed


If you put uncooked rice in a cast iron skillet like they did it will char and burn. It has little to no moisture.


Correct. You can also see grains of rice "popping" in the pan around the edges, as real grains do. I'd say that video shows someone burning real rice.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: jimmyx
but, rice does not combust into flames that keeps burning in the pan, even after you take it away from the stove like the 3rd clip showed


If you put uncooked rice in a cast iron skillet like they did it will char and burn. It has little to no moisture.


been there, my wife of 34 years is of Japanese decent (parents were in the camps) we have rice 3 to 4 times a week.....it doesn't keep flaming up.....it'll char and burn, but that's it




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