I have been overrun by an infestation of tiny bugs in the rice bags. Three bags–one jasmine, a basmati, and another for pulao. Been buying 20 lb bags of rice for years. Never had a problem before; I’m assuming one of the bags must have already had a few when it was brought home.
They are very tiny. Brownish-colored. They resemble cumin seeds, but much, much smaller.
Is this a common problem?
It’s curious that they don’t seem to need much (or any?) water, as the rice is stored quite a distance from the sink or any pipes, and I haven’t seen any evidence that they have been tracking between the rice bags and the sink.
I think I may need to start storing the rice in jars or tins. But that will be much more inconvenient, as it will take several jars to be able to accommodate all the rice that fits in a bag.