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Is Rice Chametz?


Is rice chametz? Thanks.


Rice is not chametz.

However, rice is a form of kitniyot (legumes), and the custom of Ashkenazic Jewry is to refrain from eating it throughout Pesach.

However, rice does not have to be sold or thrown away, and can be kept for after Pesach.

In addition, there are special circumstances under which it might be permitted to eat rice; a competent authority must be consulted for this purpose.

Best wishes.

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