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At Least it’s not a Cockroach – Rice Weevils (쌀벌레)

Posted in Food and Drink, Health care, seasons by 노강호 on May 11, 2011

apparently, you can eat them

Over the long humid summer, one problem with rice is infestation by rice weevils. Their presence is noticed by small black additions to otherwise white rice. There are several means of keeping them out of your rice container, one of them being to place dried chillies and a head of garlic in the same container. Others are the use of airtight containers or placing your new bag of rice in the freezer for 24 hours. This method isn’t the best if you buy rice by the sack.

Home Z Rice Worm Repellent (쌀벌레). Naturally made

The best deterrent is a packet of ‘Rice Weevil’ (쌀벌레, by 방충선언), which costs about 4000 Won and is widely available. You simply snip open the packet and it sticks on the inside of your container. The smell is pungent and very similar to intense wasabi (horseradish) but it stays in the container and doesn’t flavour the rice. One packet gives 3 months protection.

deters nasty visitors

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  1. yakuri said, on October 6, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I NEED THIS. For some reason I often get bags of rice that I assume have already been infested by the damn critters. I’m not a prude and can just pick them (so far I’ve been lucky and haven’t found one in my cooked rice) but it’s annoying. Any chance of finding this in California?


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