Riceroach (RYS rohch) – n. The burnt krispie in every bowl of Rice Krispies.
So, you’ve got your butter, marshmallows, hopefully an off brand without dextrose in them, and a box of some kind of Rice Krispies clone, without high fructose corn syrup in them. (Dollar General’s Clover Valley brand is a good choice), and you are ready to mix up a batch of some not so sinful crispy rice treats, but what is that little brown fleck sitting in that Pyrex measuring cup? That is a riceroach. It is not a bug, and it is harmless. It really messes with the look of your treats if you can’t get it out, but there are ways to hide it. You can fold the crispies up tight enough so they don’t show, or simply add a bag of chocolate chips. Or you can consider the fact that everyone knows that riceroaches are are going to show up in every box of crispy rice cereal, and some of them might like that slightly charcoaled flavour of them. No matter how you take care of the riceroach, just remember that it can add or take away from your crispy treat experience. Since a batch of crispy rice treats tend not to last any more than an hour anyway, if anyone does come across a riceroach, they most likely won’t care or even notice.