Yes, meal worms will eat rice. They also will eat wheat and bran. Along with rice, wheat, and bran, they also feed on oats. What they eat: The mealworms eat decaying leaves, sticks, and grasses. Sometimes they feed on new roots and plant parts. They can eat dead insects, waste and stored grains.
They get water from potatoes, apples, or other fruits that hold water. The mealworms can digest even dead insects which more prone to decays and such. If we let mealworms eat rice, it would be a wonderful appetite for us. So, if you are worried about your mealworms eating rice, then you must be the one to be so.