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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