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Old 11-06-2014, 02:42 PM   #61
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I purchased a bag of rice and a couple of weeks later the bag had worms in it

Darn! I thought this was going to be a recipe.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:21 PM   #62
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and you have worm Popsicles.
Not worms, silly! Eggs!
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:33 PM   #63
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this thread always cracks me up every time i see it while lurker surfing.




And here it is again. (more lurker surfing)

And lol, K-L, @ worm popsicles.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:35 AM   #64
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Just had this experience a few days ago.
Spent the afternoon cooking a dew Indian dishes.
Just about to prepare the rice.
I unzipped the burlap bag of basmati rice, took out the sealed inner plastic bag containing the rice, and sure enough, saw a maggot- like worm sealed in with the rice.
My wife had to make a quick 'down the block' rice -run so dinner wouldn't be ruined.
S%$T happend, just wish it didnt happen 15 minutes before dinner was ready.

Guess I gotta precheck the rice in advance.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:57 AM   #65
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Just had this experience a few days ago.
Spent the afternoon cooking a dew Indian dishes.
Just about to prepare the rice.
I unzipped the burlap bag of basmati rice, took out the sealed inner plastic bag containing the rice, and sure enough, saw a maggot- like worm sealed in with the rice.
My wife had to make a quick 'down the block' rice -run so dinner wouldn't be ruined.
S%$T happend, just wish it didnt happen 15 minutes before dinner was ready.

Guess I gotta precheck the rice in advance.
Iv never seen them in rice, but they come in flour all the time. Manufacturers can't entirely remove insect eggs from grains. I put my flours in the freezer for a few days to kill them.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:04 AM   #66
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Thanks for the tip on freezing GG.

I opened a screw top jar where I had stored some extra brown rice. The top 1/3 was completely solid with the webbings of the larva and moths. So disgusting... and what a waste.

Farmer's Almanac gave me a hint on an herb to place in cupboards to discourage the moths. Think it was lavender.

I've never found them in pure flour, mixed ones yes. White rice, no, just the brown. Wonder if that is an indication of how healthy those foods are .
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:27 AM   #67
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The one I found didn't bother me, its all the ones I didn't find that kinda gross me out a bit.

The worst incident I had of something like this, was my wife made me a fresh salad, picked from the gardener when I got home from work. I put the dressing on, and was just about to dig in, as I saw a slug creeping up the side of the bowl. Took me a few weeks before I was able to eat salad again.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:18 PM   #68
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larry, that reminds me of the beef soup my great aunt made. It was winter, Dad had made a cold frame to keep the parsley going all winter, and Nana liked using the parsley. That night at dinner I said to my Mom "why are there little flies in the soup?" First, Mom said it was black pepper. "Um, Mom, pepper doesn't have wings...". After that soup, Mom made she she picked and rinsed the parsley when Nana wanted it.

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T...Farmer's Almanac gave me a hint on an herb to place in cupboards to discourage the moths. Think it was lavender...
Lavender rice? Nope, it's bay leaf. I've done the bay leaf in the flour tub before. At least it doesn't flavor the rice or flour like lavender would!

Tips: Bay Leaves in the Pantry
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Ahhh, thank you Goddess! You're right - Bay Leaves. But Lavender in rice sort of sounds good.

But they didn't say to put it "in" with the food - just into the cupboard. I also imagine fresh bay leaves would be better than dry although they didn't specify.
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Ahhh, thank you Goddess! You're right - Bay Leaves. But Lavender in rice sort of sounds good.

But they didn't say to put it "in" with the food - just into the cupboard. I also imagine fresh bay leaves would be better than dry although they didn't specify.
Since I have a bay tree (actually now a shrub) and I haven't bought bay leaves in years, I tried this one time. I cut several sprigs with 5-10 leaves each and put a couple on each shelf of my cupboards that contain dry goods. It didn't help. Since the insect eggs are in the dry goods when you buy them, bay leaves in the cupboard have no effect. Freezing works.
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