Toxic mould in my rice cooker?
September 28, 2006 10:12 AM Subscribe
What is this red mould in my rice cooker?
posted by 999 to Science & Nature (10 answers total)
After cooking some rice in my rice cooker, I poured some water in to soften the rice at the bottom before I washed it.
A combination of being busy and laziness mean I still haven't washed it (I'm not normally this bad!) and there is now a vivid red mould growing in the wet rice.
Could anybody suggest what this mould might be and tell me how dangerous it is. Obviously I'm not intending to eat this stuff but I don't want to die simply from washing up. I'd rather just throw it away if that is the case!
I'll see if I can sort some pictures, but I doubt they will help much.