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A 12-year-old girl discovered there were eight maggots in a bag of rice that she was cooking for her family dinner.

Reports say that Maisy Hollinshead, of Stockport, England, was preparing to eat the rice after cooking it in the microwave when she showed her mother something strange. Upon closer checking, Hollinshead’s mother Jenny discovered eight white lumps with brown heads inside. The family was even more disturbed after realizing they had already eaten three bags of rice from the same box.

Jenny Hollinshead says she contacted supermarket chain Morrisons right away to tell it about the rice. But instead of offering an immediate apology, the representative asked Jenny to take the bag to her local Morrisons store. The company has since apologized, but Jenny says it was only after she brought the situation to the attention of the media.

“Maisy has been checking all her food since it happened,” Jenny told the Manchester Evening News. “She’s only 12 years old and she could have very easily eaten it. At first, I got no apology, they just said they’d look into it and that’s what infuriated me. They only apologized after I contacted the paper and put something on social media, then they got back to me and apologized.”

Lorraine Dickinson, executive customer coordinator for Morrisons, wrote an email directly to Jenny expressing her concern over the situation.

“I was sorry to learn of you and your daughter’s findings when opening the rice you purchased from our store,” the email reads. “Please accept my sincere apologies for this. I did refer this matter to our Food Technical Team who have requested, so that a thorough investigation can be completed it would greatly assist if you could return the sample to ourselves for examination. Once this information is to hand, please be assured that this matter will receive our prompt attention.”

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There is a very special ingredient that is probably already in your kitchen and needs to start finding its way into more desserts.

Grab that bag of rice and get to work, because we have some truly delicious and, for the most part, pretty simple recipes that won’t cost you too much but will definitely sweeten up your weekend.

1. Basic Rice Pudding Recipes

Plus a ton of variations. Long grain or short, white or brown, your rice pudding will be outstanding if you follow this template.

2. Horchata 3 Ways: Almond, Coffee, Coconut

We know that horchata is one of the most delicious dessert beverages of all time, and we’ll never turn down the classic drink. But if you want to mix it up a little, here are some really yummy ways to do so.

3. Torrejas de Arroz (Rice Pancakes)

This Chilean dish has the most satisfying texture, and it’s a lot healthier and more exciting than regular ol’ pancakes. Do it!

4. Rice Pudding with Lavender and Grated Bosc Pear

Lavender and subtle yet floral Bosc pears complement each other perfectly in this rich, fluffy rice pudding.

5. Rice Pudding Ice Pops

Love rice pudding? Try this frozen, refreshing spin on the classic.

6. Classic Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Thick and creamy, this rice pudding takes on some amazing flavors from cardamom, saffron and sliced pistachios.

7. Colombian-Style Rice Pudding

If you only have long grain rice on hand, try out this thick, creamy version. You’ll love it.

8. Wild Rice And Dried Cranberry Cookies

Not only is this spin on oatmeal raisin cookies super delicious, it’s also vegan. Woo!

9. Coconut Rice Pudding Brulee

Combine all your favorite desserts by brulee-ing your rice pudding. Genius, right?

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