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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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
Thanks Rosmary! I had heard about the oil, but generally forget it. I'm afraid I will burn the rice the "old fashioned way."
Good idea.Wild rice is a grass? Did not know that!
I did a little research: all rices are the seeds from plants in the grass family. Now, I feel dumb! IIn fact wild rice is the state grain of Minnesota. It was the only rice my mom taught me to wash thoroughly because of small impurities.:)
You'd think so... I know.
Thanks, I will check it out.
Sounds like a good way Jim. Do you use brown rice or just white?
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
From what I read above, I guess we should.
No embarassment necessary. It is not something everyone does I guess.
Yes, that arsenic thing has concerned me a lot. We eat quite a bit of brown rice.
I never thought of letting it sit in clean water. Good idea.