I loooove that feeling too, it’s so soothing? But I don’t love it enough to wash my rice every time 😂
Rice, especially white rice is highly processed, that’s been thoroughly washed at each stage. That’s like thinking you need to wash sugar before using it The amount of starch doesn’t make it mushy, overcooking it does
Yes, rice is processed to make it easier to eat. Not just for you but bugs as well. I come from background of family eating rice many times a week. And I can personally attest to seeing Bugs and larva in rice, any rice. Most contamination happens in the processed part. Matter of fact FDA allows for error rates besides this there really isn’t any way to check if there are contaminants and bugs, unless people report getting sick. *Sugar analogy, is a false equivalence fallacy.
Forgot to mention, family history of farmers... including rice.
FDA allows for all kinds of particles in our produce, rodent poop, hairs, maggots and mould. It’s just meant to be at a level that isn’t hazardous to health and generally cannot visibly be seen. 30 years, never seen a bug, bug part or larvae in rice. Flour and sugar has weevils but never the rice so maybe the quality control is at a higher standard here
Your google search was general and Correct, hence why they recommend to wash it. We cannot see pesticides either so we tend to wash things just in case. Same goes with washing hands. The rinsing process itself is such a beneficial factor. FDA is more concerned for product safety for short term, but not necessarily long term safety. There are toxins in the environment, in which you cannot see. Your body can handle so much of the accumulation of these hazards. This leads to oxidative stress which can lead to carcinogenesis. Compound it with certain genes that favor carcinoma and then you're Kaput. But the things you cannot see can cause havoc on your body. Just everyday things, smoke, exhaust, UV light, iron from peppers, iron from paint, iron from cast iron pans, arsenic in rice, mercury in fish etc. The list goes on. Add more though, pesticides, rust accumulation during processing foods, pathogens, farm workers that don't wash their hands after using restroom (which is majority of e. coli outbreaks). How about obesity which kills more Americans than hunger. But Obesity causing illnesses, diabetes, stroke, blood pressure, etc. I'm studying to become a doctor, and I'm just letting you know there are consequences. I'm just concerned for you. I'm sure any doctor will advise you to wash anything you plan on eating thoroughly. It is however your right to choose how you wish to live your life.
Rice, particularly white rice is so processed you’re not washing off dirt, you’re washing off starch
I’d like to say I’m sorry... but I’m not
Washing it before it gets cooked is the norm. Though, I've seen people wash their rice after it being cooked, needless to say, it left me traumatised.
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I never have 🤷🏻♀️ But I use the absorption method so there isn’t a lot of water on top once it’s really bubbling. It just fluffs up with a fork when it’s finished cooking/steaming
Sticky rice is referring to the texture not the recipe
Yeah, I'm aware of that, thanks. My point is not rinsing it is not how you achieve that texture. You achieve it by rinsing and then soaking the rice for 30 minutes to a few hours before cooking it. Not rinsing it yields gloppy, mushy rice that clumps. That's not sticky rice.
Except that I don’t wash MY rice and MY rice isn’t gloppy, mushy rice that clumps. It just has a sticky texture of glutinous rice so telling me that it doesn’t achieve my desired result when it clearly does by my choice of adjective is just condescending
And it's arrogant to think cause your rice sticks together, it is what is referred to in Thai cooking as sticky rice. Make your rice any way you want. I don't really give a shit.
🤦🏻♀️ refer to comment number one. I’ve never said I’m making the recipe “Sticky Rice” which both uses a specific type of rice and is cooked in a specific method. I’ve said I like rice that is sticky. Apparently you do give a shit, because you’re going to some pretty lengthy efforts to tell me ThAtS nOt HoW yOu MaKe ThAI sTiCkY rIcE for using an adjective 🙄
It’s so yummy
And yummy too... Now I have to try this! :)
Omg I never would have thought of this and I love to cook
Yeap, you are talking with a rice expert haha
It fluffs up after it’s cooked, just run a fork through it
Isn’t that what quarantine is for?
I don’t play by the rules... I am seldom ever home. :p
Mine doesn’t 🤔 must be a country based thing
Most people do, though no one I know so unsure if it’s a country thing lol
It’s actually delicious not washed
I don't like the taste, so I wash it and add another flavor.like chicken or tomato sauce or at least butter
What if cockroaches step on it? and we wash it because in the market it is expose to dirt and most people touch it.
It can be... the same kind of rice used for sticky rice can also be called glutinous or sweet rice on the bag. But if you cook it a particular way (soaked and not washed) it can also produce a stickier texture
Okay, I see. Just be careful with that rice, I've heard some nasty things are in rice. www.healthline.com/.../arsenic-in-rice#section3
All rice has a very low level of arsenic 😊 that grown in Australia is a lot lower than rice grown in a third world country but thank you x
Right well the studies say to wash rice:Wash the rice before cooking. This method may remove 10–28% of the arsenic Do whatever you want of course.
No... they don’t. It’s a culture preference not a medical one otherwise it would say to do it on every package available for purchase due to it being a health warning.Here is a good study about arsenic in rice and how it avails itself to human consumption in the cooking process, not being rinsed raw “ Rinsing rice before cooking has a minimal effect on the arsenic (As) content of the cooked grain” www.tandfonline.com/.../19440049.2015.1103906Of course people can do what they want 🤷🏻♀️ But understanding why they’re doing it and not just because their mum did isn’t as common
Here are three scientific studies for you to look into:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16876928/www.sciencedirect.com/.../S0308814607004098https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19137137/
Thanks! It’s kind of conflicting though because the bottom source states the same as mine (that cooking in plenty of water, not rinsing is what removes the arsenic), the middle one seems to lean a bit more towards it? And the top one states rinsing removes a huge amount. So which is it? Unless because arsenic content varies by growing conditions so it’ll always have varying results depending where it’s grown and the study done?
Always best to be on the safe side, don't you think?Risk: poising your family or using actual sticky rice that is meant to be washed and still be stick. I think I know what what I'd choose! But that's just me! :)
Rice is a highly processed food, there is no dirt. It’s like thinking you need to wash sugar to remove dirt
One day you might fall sick
It is processed but it is packed in jute and plastic bags in our country
The pic is literally one bowl of washed rice and one bowl of unwashed rice. It’s not inaccurate at all, if your unwashed rice looks different you’re cooking it differently and perhaps wrong
LOL. First of all. Rice is difficult to get down. Cooking good rice is the sign of a good chef. Second you’re wrong.
You Australians are so passive aggressive lmao
Rice is as basic as it gets, akin to boiling water. Anyone who thinks rice is hard needs to take more adulting lessons. They’ve even made an almost fool proof appliance for those who struggle to boil water - there is zero excuse to not be able to cook rice
Nah just aggressive aggressive 😜
Okay how do you cook rice. Because it’s one thing to follow directions on a box and it’s another thing to have technique to get perfectly cooked rice. It’s not rocket science but I’m curious to know what you know.
Depending on the grain to the rice:water ratio. Brown rice, basmati 1 and 1/4-1/2 cups of water to 1c of rice Jasmin rice 1 and 1/2c to 1c rice Long grain white 2c water to 1c rice Bring covered (usually salted depending on what it’s for) water to a rolling boil, dump in the rice and whisk it with a fork so it doesn’t clump up. Put the lid back on and simmer for 8-12 min (again, depends on the grain) then turn off the heat but leave it covered for another 10min so the steam keeps cooking the rice. Once it’s finished drag a fork lightly through and it separates and fluffs the rice Though if I’m making fried rice I’d cook long grain in 3c to 1c of rice, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking then into the fridge to cool quickly (can’t let rice cook slowly if you want to reheat it) ready to make fried rice later
Lol no. You don’t need to cool it with water. You just put it on a tray and let it cool that way. You never leave it in the pot. I can imagine how overcooked your rice must be.
Erm no. Rice is never left on a tray to cool it needs to go into the fridge to cool if it’s going to be reheated or it’s a bacteria playground. www.nhs.uk/.../And only fried rice’s first cook gets cooled with water, to stop it from cooking too soft as it gets a second cook in a frying pan. Like blanching greens are dunked in ice water to stop the cooking process. To stop them being overcooked. It’s left in a hot pot to continue cooking, as the heat is only on for part of the time. If the heat was left on the entire time it overcooks and burns to the pan. If it’s removed from the pot when the heat is turned off it’s still partially raw.
LOL. What the fuck? Cool with one hour? What kind of crackpot shit is that? Food should not be out for longer than 2 hours. And it has to be under 41 degrees within 4 hours. Just lol.
Calm down with that nonsense.
Yes you do want to cool it down ASAP. But it needs to be put on a rack to dry out a bit and then put in containers into the fridge for later use. Ideally you want to use it right away. But the best technique involves putting on a tray, with vinegar for 15min. Then into the fridge.
It’s so good starchy!
I don't, but I should, right?
But covid is delicious