Rice gives me the hiccups. I have no idea why. I have no other symptoms, just the hiccups. So for years I have continued eating rice and dealt with the hiccups. But recently the hiccups have started in mid swallow and the rice gets stuck in my throat and I have to drink something to clear my throat. The last time it happened I didn't think it was going to clear and I kind of panicked. Long story short I have officially given up eating rice.