Ghana has been beleaguered with a lot of news about the presence of plastic rice in the country recently and it is indeed a true cause for worry.
In a video posted on social media, a Ghanaian lady spoke on how she bought “fake rice” from a Ghanaian restaurant, Roosters.
In the video, which has since gone viral, a young lady speaks on how the rice doesn’t bounce and feels rubbery to touch.
Here are some steps you can take to make sure that you don’t end up buying or eating plastic rice.
1. You can drop the uncooked rice in water
You can grab a handful of rice and drop inside a bowl of water.
Stir the rice in properly and if you happen to have plastic rice in the mixture, it will surely float to the top as the real rice will settle at the bottom.
2. You can also burn a handful of the rice
Plastic, when burnt, will give off a peculiar scent. Take a sample of the rice and put it to a lighted flame, if the rice is plastic, it will give off that peculiar scent of burning plastic.
3. Plastic rice looks different when being cooked
You can also tell fake rice from how it looks when it is being cooked. Pay close observation to the rice when it cooking; fake rice will create a funny foam on top of the cooking pot.
4. Pour some rice into hot oil
Plastic rice will surely melt when dropped in hot oil.
For this test, the oil must be hot up to about 220 degrees in temperature.
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