Rice Worms
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Rice Worms

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SJ
    Posts
    132

    Rice Worms

    1. Why are there rice worms in a rice bag after it has been opened for about a week?

    2. How do I get rid of the rice worms? (Throwing the rice will be such a waste.)

    3. How do I avoid buying rice bags that will later have rice worms in them later?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bird Nest
    Posts
    4,788
    Probably u hv bought an old stock...

    What u need to do is... .put the rice scattered on a piece of paper/cardboard under a hot sun.. shine it for few hours.. the bugs will be killed. I think these 2 days, the sun is hot enough to do that.
    Every Birth Begins With Labour Pains

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    usj27
    Posts
    7,688
    Quote Originally Posted by birdy
    Pass it to birdy... normally birdies loves rice AND worms... LOL!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    USJ
    Posts
    6,964
    The worms are larvae of an insect (I think it is a moth). What happens is that the insect had laid eggs in the rice grains and these hatch when the conditions are right. There is no need to throw away the rice - just remove the larvae (worms) when you wash the rice before cooking.

    Nowadays, it is quite rare to find larvae in the rice because the rice millers have probably used a lot of chemicals to kill the larvae when they emerge. You should be thankful you can still find larvae in the rice - it simply means that there are no chemicals in the rice.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    1,135
    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang
    The worms are larvae of an insect (I think it is a moth). What happens is that the insect had laid eggs in the rice grains and these hatch when the conditions are right. There is no need to throw away the rice - just remove the larvae (worms) when you wash the rice before cooking.

    Nowadays, it is quite rare to find larvae in the rice because the rice millers have probably used a lot of chemicals to kill the larvae when they emerge. You should be thankful you can still find larvae in the rice - it simply means that there are no chemicals in the rice.
    does that mean that flour with creepy crawlies do not have the chemicals which the bulk of flour implicitly has?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    usj
    Posts
    48

    dry chili

    hi, do u mean the black bugs in the rice packet after open for some time?

    to only way to prevent that is put the rice in fridge even before they appear. if they are already in the packet, then put some dry chili in. my grandma did that and it works.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    nearby
    Posts
    3,439
    i suspect its more of what you have closeby that's the cause of the weevils rather than buying bad rice.
    check the surrouding area where you store the rice. if you store flour, grains or beans close by, the weevils could be from these items. get rid of the items and clean up the area. you need to clean up at least 2 to 3 times to totally get rid of the eggs. wash out your rice container as well.
    meantime, do what birdy said, sun the rice to get rid of the weevils. place a handful of dried chillies in the rice container with yr rice after that.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Subang Jaya
    Posts
    2,565
    Quote Originally Posted by jialat
    hi, do u mean the black bugs in the rice packet after open for some time?

    to only way to prevent that is put the rice in fridge even before they appear. if they are already in the packet, then put some dry chili in. my grandma did that and it works.
    Yes, i agree. I put my opened rice in the fridge and can put for one year or more.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    MPSJ tax payer
    Posts
    1,570
    store rice with some dried cili. Keeps the worms etc away. works for me.
    Eye of the Tiger!!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SS19
    Posts
    51
    I store rice, flour & baking powder in the fridge....definitely work.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •