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:
- The fake rice will form a thick layer on top of the water when cooking.
- Real rice will sink in a glass of water, while this fake one will float.
- This fake rice will burn like plastic, and the flame will emit a plastic aroma.
- If the cooker rice molds when put on the counter for a few days, it is not fake, as the fake rice does not form mold.
The following video will give you the opportunity to see the results of these tests in action: