Rice. it gets me all choked up!
July 14, 2006 2:21 PM Subscribe
Can someone explain the seemingly common phenomenon that your throat feels weird when you eat rice too quickly?
posted by beammeup4 to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)
I know this is not an uncommon occurrence because a number of my friends have described the same thing.
What happens is when I eat rice too quickly or too much at one time, my throat feels almost like it's tightening or closing up. I can breathe fine and it only lasts for about 10 seconds, but I find it quite annoying. I'm pretty sure it's not an allergy, because it doesn't occur when I eat other rice products.
Can anyone give a explanation on what causes this and if there's ways to prevent it (besides not eating rice!). It's not something I'm desperate to rid myself of, it's just annoying when it happens.