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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:35 PM

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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Reply Heads up on Kroger white rice (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
Ritabert Jan 2021 #1
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #2
mucifer Jan 2021 #4
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #6
KT2000 Jan 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #5
fierywoman Jan 2021 #7
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #8
fierywoman Jan 2021 #9
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #11
mitch96 Jan 2021 #10
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #12

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. I had the same problem recently

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

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:53 PM

2. I'd read recently about rice picking up lead & other toxins

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?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:05 PM

4. Rice contains arsenic. I still eat it. Here is an NIH article about it

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Response to mucifer (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:06 PM

6. Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:04 PM

3. thanks for this

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:05 PM

5. Yw!

Another reason I detest Kroger.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:20 PM

7. I read recently that if you wash the rice, bring it to a boil for about a minute,

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.)

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:23 PM

8. Ty

I don't think arsenic was what I was smelling, but good to know. Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:29 PM

9. And thank you for the Kroger (by me it's Fred Meyer) heads up!

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:01 PM

11. Yw!

Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:37 PM

10. rice from Texas and Arkansas has quite a bit of arsenic in it, California has a lesser amount

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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Response to mitch96 (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:02 PM

12. Ty!

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