I mentioned this to my girlfriend. She told me that it was no problem, there were always bugs in the rice when she was growing up in China. I should just wash them out before I make rice. Knowing her rather well and how she isn’t a big fan of bugs, I thought that the rice bugs were fine.
The next weekend, she came to visit. She took one look at the bugs and declared the whole thing disgusting. These weren’t the rice bugs she grew up with.