What have I just found in a new bag of rice??!

(60 Posts)
Changinglunchplans Sat 17-Apr-21 14:17:33

Eeek.. Not feeling like eating rice now! Or am I overreacting and its not what I think it is?! I only just opened the sealed bag...

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fairlygoodmother Sat 17-Apr-21 14:21:09

It looks to me like a grain of rice that didn’t grow properly and dried out. I would pick it out and not give it another thought.

Mydogisagentleman Sat 17-Apr-21 14:22:43


TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 17-Apr-21 14:22:45

Well it’s either a grain of something or it’s mouse poo. Hard to tell for sure from a photo.

Mypathtriedtokillme Sat 17-Apr-21 14:23:10

Looks like unhusked rice to me.

Lovelydovey Sat 17-Apr-21 14:29:06

Looks like a mouse dropping to me...

Cocolapew Sat 17-Apr-21 14:30:08


ilikecakeandiknowit Sat 17-Apr-21 14:31:07

Pest controller here......hard to tell from the picture but it could be mice droppings. I'd throw it away and any other unsealed food items. Make sure the rest are sealed.
Look for any other signs of droppings in cupboards and take kick boards off to look beneath kitchen units.

WeatherwaxLives Sat 17-Apr-21 14:31:34

That looks like mouse poo to me.

I reckon mouse poo would crush, and unhusked rice would be really hard

I once found several stones, feathers, sticks and bits of plastic in a bag of rice. Apparently the harvesting method means tesco can't guarantee it will be free of foreign bodies. hmm

Spied Sat 17-Apr-21 14:31:57

It's unhusked rice as a pp suggested.

ilikecakeandiknowit Sat 17-Apr-21 14:31:59

Just re read it sorry you said it was a sealed bag. I'd still take precautions and look around environmental as I advised but unlikely it is mice given the rice packet was sealed

MissJSmith Sat 17-Apr-21 14:33:49

Mouse poo

ilikecakeandiknowit Sat 17-Apr-21 14:34:51

If you find evidence of droppings I highly recommend you seek advice from pest control. What you can buy on line in terms of poison is like sweets to rodents. Only Pest controllers who are qualified can buy the really effective poison. If you have children we always put the poison in child and pet safe bait boxes. Traps you could buy yourself but again the ones you can buy as not as effective. If you choose to do this, mice love peanut butter.

WiddlinDiddlin Sat 17-Apr-21 14:37:11

That looks like some sort of beetle pupae!

VeganVeal Sat 17-Apr-21 14:38:30

What does it taste of?

MonkeyNotOrgangrinder Sat 17-Apr-21 14:39:30

I also though unhusked rice

MonkeyNotOrgangrinder Sat 17-Apr-21 14:40:47

Google a picture and it definitely looks like unhusked rice smile

Gobbeldegook Sat 17-Apr-21 14:41:47

Looks too small for mouse poop. When I had mice in a house the poops were bigger than a grain of rice, not much bigger but not that small

Angrypregnantlady Sat 17-Apr-21 14:46:06

Try and chop it in half, if its poo it would probably crumble, insect should be crunchy, rice will be hard grin

ExitChasedByAnImposter Sat 17-Apr-21 14:48:48


Try and chop it in half, if its poo it would probably crumble, insect should be crunchy, rice will be hard grin

Good to know 👍

@Angrypregnantlady Speaking from experience? grin

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 17-Apr-21 14:51:24


Try and chop it in half, if its poo it would probably crumble, insect should be crunchy, rice will be hard grin

Please do, I’m invested now grin

jellyfishinatent Sat 17-Apr-21 14:54:01

Its unhusked rice

TheBabyAteMyBrain Sat 17-Apr-21 14:55:27

Lick it!!!!

carawaybaby Sat 17-Apr-21 14:56:21

It could be a bit of grit or unhusked rice.

SageRosemary Sat 17-Apr-21 15:00:12

People pay a lot of money for wild rice mixed with regular rice



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