Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

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.

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In a video posted on social media, a Ghanaian lady spoke on how she bought “fake rice” from a Ghanaian restaurant, Roosters.

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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.

Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

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.

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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.

Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

Stay safe! Here is how to identify fake rice from the real one

For this test, the oil must be hot up to about 220 degrees in temperature.

Know some other ways to test for fake rice? Tell us in the comments below.

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