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SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:35 PM Jan 2021

Heads up on Kroger white rice

I do not usually cook with rice but decided to try a new instant pot recipe, so I bought some Kroger white rice.

Rinsed it, per directions & the stench of burned plastic / awful chemicals hit my nose just as I dumped the rice into the pot.

Yes, I picked it all out & stuffed cabbage soup is fine, but wanted to give you folks a heads up.

I'd only used Jasmine rice previously, but did not want a 10# bag, so I tried this.

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Heads up on Kroger white rice (Original Post) SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
I had the same problem recently Ritabert Jan 2021 #1
I'd read recently about rice picking up lead & other toxins SheltieLover Jan 2021 #2
Rice contains arsenic. I still eat it. Here is an NIH article about it mucifer Jan 2021 #4
Ty! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #6
thanks for this KT2000 Jan 2021 #3
Yw! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #5
I read recently that if you wash the rice, bring it to a boil for about a minute, fierywoman Jan 2021 #7
Ty SheltieLover Jan 2021 #8
And thank you for the Kroger (by me it's Fred Meyer) heads up! fierywoman Jan 2021 #9
Yw! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #11
rice from Texas and Arkansas has quite a bit of arsenic in it, California has a lesser amount mitch96 Jan 2021 #10
Ty! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #12

Ritabert

(687 posts)
1. I had the same problem recently
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:50 PM
Jan 2021

...but it was a generic brown rice from Albertsons. It had a plastic smell. I tossed it.

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
2. I'd read recently about rice picking up lead & other toxins
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:53 PM
Jan 2021

Cannot recall source or cause of the rice soaking up toxins. I'm furious they sold this garbage.

Ty for sharing!

Do you know what a safe rice is?

fierywoman

(7,743 posts)
7. I read recently that if you wash the rice, bring it to a boil for about a minute,
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:20 PM
Jan 2021

throw out the water you've been boiling it in and finish with different water, that it gets rid of a lot of the arsenic. (You can probably google for more details.)

mitch96

(14,038 posts)
10. rice from Texas and Arkansas has quite a bit of arsenic in it, California has a lesser amount
Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:37 PM
Jan 2021

South east Asia has hardly none YMMV
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Farmers in the south central United States controlled boll weevils with arsenic-based pesticides, and residual arsenic still contaminates the soil.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1892142/

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm

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