You MAY be perplexed by how complex kanji are. Especially when you compare this one to the next one!
The motion of the rice perplexed me until I figured out it was actually a BOWL of maggots!
|( に ) まよ*う||
to be paralyzed because you are unable to choose. (i.e. when shopping, or when you are lost and can't decide which street to take)
|迷||perplexed||RICE (2 dots!!)||米|
|述||refer to||ONE DOT|
You get perplexed by RICE, so you refer to ONE DOT to comparison:
"OK, if it's bigger than this dot, then it must not be rice."