Did you ever think you would stumble upon a fake rice? If you thought that doesn’t even exist, you are wrong. Researchers in Asia showed that there is an enormous production of fake rice. So it is very clever to take a look what you are buying.
The first traces of fake rice were found in China, and after that Vietnam and India. This rice can be still found in Indonesia and Europe, but the USA doesn’t have it yet. There are even some cases where some brands used this kind of fake rice.
You’ve probably couldn’t make a difference between fake and real rice, but fake rice would cause a lot of stomach issues. There are many toxic chemicals in the fake rice, according to some researchers. Some experts claim that fake rice is made out of potatoes and some other chemicals, but in the end, people can’t tell the difference.
Authorities are trying to make a serious control on the products, but fake rice is impossible to find.
If you want to know how to make a difference, you should keep an eye on the rice you bought while boiling it. Fake rice doesn’t change during the cooking and it also smells plastic. If your rice smells plastic, it is probably fake.