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Wild Rice: How to Check for Bugs

Rice: Wild

Wild rice may be infested with insects and must be checked before cooking and eating.

How to Check Wild Rice

To check wild rice, place a few handfuls of rice into a bowl of water. Agitate the water and wait a few moments. If worms are present, they will float to the top. If worms are indeed found, the entire package of rice should not be used. If no worms are found, the entire package may be used.