You are what you eat. And sometimes no matter how hard you try to eat healthy it could not be all up to you. For example, if you eat rice, are you sure you are buying the healthy one? Apparently, China started to make plastic rice made from potatoes and a synthetic resin. Mixing these two ingredients creates grains that look very much like rice.
So if you want to know how to recognize fake rice, try some of the following tips:
-Fake rice floats on water. When you buy rice first thing you need to do is to soak it in water. Take one tablespoon of rice and put it in water, and if it stays on the surface, then it is fake.
-Fake rice creates a thick layer on the surface of the water when boiled.
-This test takes longer, but if you are not in a hurry you could give it a try. Take one cup of rice and cook it, then place it in a container and leave it for a few days. Organic rice gets moldy over time so if there is no mold in the container it means you bought the plastic rice.
Take a look of the following video to see how these tests are performed: