How to Avoid Fried Rice Syndrome

July 17, 2018

Fried rice is delicious, but if it isn’t prepared right, you could end up in the intensive care unit. Germaine Mobley, 62, says she got violently ill after dining at a buffet. The restaurant, just outside Dallas, denies their food made her sick. "I started having problems breathing and my husband called an ambulance," said Mobley. Mobley said she ended up in the ICU for 8 days with what’s known as “Fried Rice Syndrome.” It can happen if restaurants leave the rice out too long to cool.

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