Stewed Rice Worm

Last updated by  at 2014/4/28

Stewed Rice Worm is a famous Guangdong cuisine. It is soft and fragrant with rich nutrition, which is liked by many Cantonese. The rice worm, whose scientific name is tylorrhynchus heterochaetus, originates from the Pearl River delta area. It lives in the surface soil layer of rice fields at the juncture of salty waters and fresh waters and feeds on the rotten roots of standing grains. The rice worm has a shape of a chilopod while it has more feet than a chilopod. More interestingly, its body can vary between all kinds of bright colors at all times, whereas the body takes on a yolk color after being cooked. The rice worm, though small in size, contains rich protein. It is fragrant, fresh, tender, smooth, and tasty. The rice worm has the effects of replenishing vital essence, strengthening spleen, warming body, and dehumidifying. The inhabinants in the Doumen County or whereabout of Zhuhai City have the tradition of fishing for rice worm. In May and September of every year, people will hold an electric torch in hand and catch rice worm with nets on the grass marsh at night. The scene is extremely jolly. The rice worm in May is called “lichi worm” while that in September is called “autumn worm”.

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