How To Buy Good Bags Of Rice In Nigeria, Any Tips?

Between December and May, my friend o, opened three bags of rice and what is in them is the same kind of rice. Buying bags of rice has become very difficult for consumers. I don't know what is happening.
Below are three bags of rice with the exact same rice in them. The ownerb didn't like the rice in thye first bag so she opened another bag and what? The exact same rice? She opens a third bag and again? exact same rice.

In the plate is rice scooped from the three different sacks....Same rice
What can one do?
 Royal Stallion Rice
What's in the sack is not the Royal Stallion we all know. It's rice
quite alright but, a different type of rice.

Thai Parboiled rice

Mama Gold Rice
These three heaps are from the three bags of rice above yet what do we see? Same kind and quality in three different sacks of rice? Believe me readers, there is no difference. The outcome after cooking is still same local rice. Believe you me. This three bags are in one kitchen right now with different names and same content.
I took this pictures and have just been thinking of how to let others know about this rubbish.

Who knows how ro identify good bags of rice? please help us out. I love basmati and decided that since it's the same rice in different sacks, that I'll be buying basmati alone but in a large family cooking only basmati twice, thrice a week is not very economical.

Ladies and gents, please how do you differentiate genuine from deceitful bags of rice in Nigerian markets?
On the bag it's written long grain rice but inside it's short grains that turn fat when cooked.

Comments

  1. Whenever I go to buy rice, I always ask dem to bring samples from two or three different bags of dsame rice jst to b sure. If am not very convinced, I'll go to retailers n ask them to help me but the type they have in their basins.
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  2. sade alao6/26/2014

    There are so many types of rice in d market dat even sellers can not differentiate.

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  3. These days I buy from retailers in cupsn and mudus which is more expensive. It's very annoying to buy a bag of rice, get home, open it up and discover it's not what you always bought. What is in there is very low quality rice.

    Rice market now has Yahoo Yahoo men.

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  4. Anonymous6/26/2014

    If you are not convinced about the size of bag in front of you, leave to the next shop. Some rice sellers have devised a means of reducing small quantities from the sacks. They pierce with a fork, let some cups fall off the bag. This way, once the fork is removed, the bag automatically seals itself and you think you are buying a 50kg bag of rice whereas what is there is 49 kilograms.
    Not all sellers do this so foloow your guts and leave when the size is not very convincing.

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    1. Anonymous6/26/2014

      SO TRUE. THANK YOU

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  5. Well,i been buying my rice from a foodseller in my area at akoka. Her jollof rice comes out well,never mashed and fine.One day while passing her store,i saw her supplier delivering rice to her..immediately orderd and I wasn't dissapointed,what they sell in the canteen was the same thing I got.and u could even eat the rice without stew sef..Already ordered for another bag last wk

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    1. Anonymous6/26/2014

      Lucky you. Buying from the market can be truly disappointing sometimes.

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  6. Well,i been buying my rice from a foodseller in my area at akoka. Her jollof rice comes out well,never mashed and fine.One day while passing her store,i saw her supplier delivering rice to her..immediately orderd and I wasn't dissapointed,what they sell in the canteen was the same thing I got.and u could even eat the rice without stew sef..Already ordered for another bag last wk

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  7. Brandy6/26/2014

    Will it be considered rude if I ask the rice seller to weigh my bag of rice in my presence before I pay?

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  8. pinkyberry6/26/2014

    My dear am in same shit now. I used to eat broli rice which is 3k for just 15kg, I just love the taste and the outcome Cuz I naturally crave for pure white and long grain rice. So last month I decided to go for another type which could atlest be cost effective, my dear I bot nonsense and I don't knw how am gonna finish d half bag I bot. I now cook it with Maggi, salt and onion to @least get a better taste.

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    1. pinkyberry6/26/2014

      I wish! For 5kg plz

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    2. pinkyberry6/26/2014

      I wish! For 5kg plz

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  9. pinkyberry6/26/2014

    My dear am in same shit now. I used to eat broli rice which is 3k for just 15kg, I just love the taste and the outcome Cuz I naturally crave for pure white and long grain rice. So last month I decided to go for another type which could atlest be cost effective, my dear I bot nonsense and I don't knw how am gonna finish d half bag I bot. I now cook it with Maggi, salt and onion to @least get a better taste.

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  10. Anonymous6/26/2014

    Iv bn a victim o.I have a customer dat I buy good rice from but I cudnt locate his new shop when karu market in abuja was demolished.so I bought mama gold rice from someone else and wat I found inside was short grain dat later swells after cookn.I later found my customer and told him my ordeal.he said d original mama gold rice is golden in colour,long grain,d bag is longer in length and its more xpensv 7k.d fake one has short grain,its abt N5500.he showed me d fake and original..I have d original one right now at home.how can I send d pics to u?

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    1. Send pics to cuulme@gmail.com

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    2. Anonymous6/27/2014

      Pls can u describe the sellers shop for us that stays in abuja. Really its so frustrating buying a bag of rice now in the market. Wuse market is the worst of the market to buy rice now.

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  11. Anonymous6/28/2014

    please I would like to know how to chase the weavils in my rice. I bought half bag of rice since april and stored it in a drum. I can't just wait for the rice to finish cos it's rubbish.

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  12. sheamapo6/29/2014

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  13. Anonymous6/29/2014

    @ Sheamapo u can as well share your new product on this post me can't wait ooh. 4rm a customer

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  14. I do sell rice. It's true there are so many fake rice in the market. Rice from Thailand is mostly long grains, while those from India are cheaper and have short grains and maybe some stones. If u buy any rice with 'gold' as part of the name, it is expected to have gold color, long grains, no stones, stands separately when cooked, takes more time to cook and swells very well. On the other hand, Indian rice is short grains, some stones, cookes faster, tastier, may not swell so much,and is also cheaper.
    some fraudulent pple even rebag the rice, that is what happened in this poster 's case. Vigilance is the key and don't rush to buy it because it is cheap, u might be buying the rebagged rice. Same names u know but different content

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  15. Buy Good Quality MaMa Gold rice for sale at give away price of #10000 buying above 150bags. sizes 50KG, 40KG, 25KG available... call now for more information on our product and service........ we also deliver to all part of Nigeria 09066579253 or email; rosieaney@gmail.com


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  16. Buy Good Quality MaMa Gold rice for sale at give away price of #10000 buying above 150bags. sizes 50KG, 40KG, 25KG available... call now for more information on our product and service........ we also deliver to all part of Nigeria 09066579253 or email; rosieaney@gmail.com


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