We’ve all been there. That fried rice calls to you time and time again, deaf to your pleas to release you from its delicious lure. Before you know it, you wake up in the hospital, suffering from "fried rice syndrome." No, that's not a joke, and yes, it's something you should consider while dining out, especially at buffets.
Germaine Mobley heartily enjoyed her meal at Asian King Buffet, but fell ill the next day with Bacillus cereus. As much as it sounds like a joke, Bacillus cereus is popularly known as “fried rice syndrome,” and is more dangerous than it sounds. Bacillus cereus is a bacteria that forms when food is kept at room temperature.