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Can you get food poisoning from rice if you don't cook it properly?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning can occur from any improperly prepared food.

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning can occur from any improperly prepared food.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
Emergency Medicine

In brief: FriedRiceAin'tNice

Depends on what you mean.
But one common problem is rice that has sat around at or near room temperature for a long time, like fried rice at a buffet. It's probably because the rice wasn't cooked long enough at boiling temperature. Some spores survive then begin to grow then make a chemical that makes us sick. The symptoms start pretty quickly. Other improper cooking usually involves cleanliness

In brief: FriedRiceAin'tNice

Depends on what you mean.
But one common problem is rice that has sat around at or near room temperature for a long time, like fried rice at a buffet. It's probably because the rice wasn't cooked long enough at boiling temperature. Some spores survive then begin to grow then make a chemical that makes us sick. The symptoms start pretty quickly. Other improper cooking usually involves cleanliness
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