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Has anyone ever experienced buying rice from venders and finding small rocks? When I first arrived here in the Philippines I used to buy rice by the the kilo. I don't trust venders saying the quality of rice anymore. Rice here being a stable food I had to learn to let the wife buy sealed bags of quality rice. Jasmine or sandomeng.
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Yep it does happen here. Just buy a higher grade of rice--even by the kilo. If still no luck then you need to buy elsewhere.
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Are we talking just small contaminants the size of rice grains or are we talking rocks to change the weight.

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It is probably very small stones about the size of the rice, I have seen it, too, in cheaper grades of rice, you have to put the rice into a flat basket and go through it to pick out the stones. The higher grades of rice, 40 pesos per kilo, or higher, usually doesn't have this problem.
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I'm going to guess that the stones are there because they dry the rice on the roadway.........

It's common practice in many provinces.
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My friend is a Filipino and he explained that the reason there are rocks in the rice we are buying is because farmers dry the harvested grains in paved roads in front of their houses and once dried they need to get it to a mill of some sort. But some mills are not using top notch machinery that's why the small rocks are not removed. But you can always buy high grade rice by the kilo although it is a little more expensive than the one's you can find rock in

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I'm beginning to see the differences in the quality of rice, Dinorado is my favorite but sometimes out of stock so I have to go with Sinandomeng (dry rice), the Sinandomeng ends up dry and flaky later on, I guess it could be perfect for fried rice.

I can't afford that expensive stuff anymore like Jasmine, it's the best but double price, if you can get rice still with the hulls on, dry it yourself and have a mill remove the hulls it's pretty cheap and delicious, wife has no patience in doing this anymore, we had a bad year, same year it flooded 2012 and it was a real pain finding sunshine, it took us a couple weeks to dry our rice, so she doesn't want to do this again.

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Long time ago I stopped using any of the white rice. It has an extremely high starch content that turns into a natural sugar when eaten that is worse for you that white processed sugar. My family refuses to discontinue the white rice and that is their choice.

I use and eat nothing but the Black Rice. It is cooked and eaten with the hulls still on. So rather than starch, it is high fiber and extremely healthy. In our area, North of Manila the black rice is about P100 per kilo now but worth every cent.

The heavy, long term, lifelong use of the white rice is a pervasive reason for the high incidence of diabetes and the amputations as well as death that result from it.
Yes, it's expensive but a lot better than the risk of diabetes and related health costs.
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Long time ago I stopped using any of the white rice. It has an extremely high starch content that turns into a natural sugar when eaten that is worse for you that white processed sugar. My family refuses to discontinue the white rice and that is their choice.

I use and eat nothing but the Black Rice. It is cooked and eaten with the hulls still on. So rather than starch, it is high fiber and extremely healthy. In our area, North of Manila the black rice is about P100 per kilo now but worth every cent.

The heavy, long term, lifelong use of the white rice is a pervasive reason for the high incidence of diabetes and the amputations as well as death that result from it.
Yes, it's expensive but a lot better than the risk of diabetes and related health costs.
Basmati is also supposed to be a better variety to eat. I believe it is best cooked with a bit more water than regular rice.

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White rice does provide some fiber, but it is less than half of what is provided by brown rice.
If one eats the rice husk, then I guess the fiber content is extremely high.

Fiber contents: Brown rice versus white rice
https://www.wehealny.org/healthinfo/...tentchart.html

If one is diabetic, my understanding is that all types of rice should be limited, but since the Black rice has the highest fiber, I would guess that it induces the lowest glycemic load on the body.

I have never heard of black rice, but this article says it is even more healthy than brown rice.
Nutrition Differences in Black Rice Vs. Brown Rice | LIVESTRONG.COM

I look forward to trying black rice.

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