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When you cook rice (not iquick/instant rice), do you follow the guideline about rinsing it ?


Rice instructions that I have read, whether for brown or white rice, say to rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Since I am doing more cooking these days, I wonder if people really do this. I know that if you do rinse it, the water is cloudy for a while, so it seems like a good idea to me. My wife thinks is it is okay, but not really necessary. I use a rice cooker if that makes a difference.

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    Clark Cook (moonfroth) 4 years ago

    Ordinary rice (basmati, long-grain, etc), needs to be washed well.. I find, however, that Japanese "sticky" rice is the exception. If one washes and drie it before cooking, it falls apart & loses flavour. I buy good brands & don't wash it


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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Good idea.Wild rice is a grass? Did not know that!


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Deb Hirt (aviannovice) says

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    I did not rinse it for a long time, but seeing the water run so cloudy makes me cautious.


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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Thanks, I will check it out.

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Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) says

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Sounds like a good way Jim. Do you use brown rice or just white?

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    I like mine pretty well, though it is several years old now.


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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    You'd think so... I know.

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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 4 years ago

    If you make steamed rice, not boiled rice--it won't be a sticky mass. The key is low heat, and do NOT remove the cover during cooking--that's what makes the difference between steamed & boiled. To eat with chopsticks, though--you might want boi

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Yes, that arsenic thing has concerned me a lot. We eat quite a bit of brown rice.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    From what I read above, I guess we should.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    No embarassment necessary. It is not something everyone does I guess.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    I never thought of letting it sit in clean water. Good idea.

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