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    Posted on 04:05:44 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Okay guys to be fair, my ass was grass if I DIDNT wash the rice my parents ate. Maybe rice is safe, but I sure as hell wasn’t LOL
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    Posted on 04:09:30 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    NaT_9_3_0 [2699023]

    Think this another way:

    Who wash spaghetti before cooking it?
    “Spaghetti isn’t harvested in wetlands”, is how my mom would respond to that. Haha!
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    Posted on 04:39:14 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Interesting topic, as a kid I actually used to wash it as that's how my parents taught me and said it was supposed to be done, but at some point we all just collectively stopped and I just not even thought about this until I've read your post? Fun realization, thanks for the thread lol
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    Posted on 06:18:41 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I was surprised so many people wash rice. Yeah, I might wash it if I bought it from a gunny sack on a dirt street in some street market, but not for rice that I'd get in a store.

    As for how I cook it, just one part loose rice with two parts water in a microwavable glass bowl and lid, microwave , then let sit. Those bags are too messy and a pain in the a$$ for me.

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    Posted on 06:59:26 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    wash your rice you heathens

     

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    Posted on 08:11:07 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Mr-Fixer [447734]

    wash your rice you heathens
    kinda glad no one rinses after it’s cooked at least HAHA
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    Posted on 08:14:46 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    blacksoulfoda [2757498]

    Interesting topic, as a kid I actually used to wash it as that's how my parents taught me and said it was supposed to be done, but at some point we all just collectively stopped and I just not even thought about this until I've read your post? Fun realization, thanks for the thread lol
    That’s interesting; I’ve never heard of a family doing it and then stopping out of nowhere - makes me wonder why they stopped.
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    Posted on 09:21:27 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I don't wash chicken, but i do sure wash rice.... to hell with that sticky mess you get if you don't wash off the excess starch.

    1 cup basmati rice
    2 cups water
    salt to taste
    dod of real butter


    boil up the water with the butter n salt, add the rice & stir once ( to ensure it's not sticking to the bottom of the pan/pot ).

    turn down to a simmer and put the lid on losely for 15-20 minutes.

    If its not ready and nearly our of water then add a few tablespoons till ready.

    stir losely with a fork and your rice should now be loose, fluffy and ready to eat ( if you forgot to wash the rice at the start then drop it into a sieve and pour through boiling water )

    done... perfect rice :D
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    Posted on 09:21:33 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Kopfstimmen [2666713]

    I was surprised so many people wash rice. Yeah, I might wash it if I bought it from a gunny sack on a dirt street in some street market, but not for rice that I'd get in a store.

    As for how I cook it, just one part loose rice with two parts water in a microwavable glass bowl and lid, microwave , then let sit. Those bags are too messy and a pain in the a$$ for me.
    YOU CAN MAKE REGULAR RICE IN THE MICROWAVE??
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    Posted on 09:33:46 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Kopfstimmen [2666713]

    I was surprised so many people wash rice. Yeah, I might wash it if I bought it from a gunny sack on a dirt street in some street market, but not for rice that I'd get in a store.

    As for how I cook it, just one part loose rice with two parts water in a microwavable glass bowl and lid, microwave , then let sit. Those bags are too messy and a pain in the a$$ for me.

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    YOU CAN MAKE REGULAR RICE IN THE MICROWAVE??
    No way, that's illegal
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    Posted on 09:58:58 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    in modern developed countries washing rice doeasnt really do anything in regards to safety or hygiene, but it does impact texture and flavour.

    when you wash rice, you remove some of the loose starch, making rice more fluffy and less dense. for something like fried rice, you NEED to use washed rice.

    if you eat something saucy, it does not matter as much

    and also, everyone should get a rice cooker if they eat rice more than once a month. cooks perfect rice every time.

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    Posted on 10:22:43 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Rice is need to be watch before cook otherwise You get starchy rice (I am Thai and we eat jasmine rice)
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    Posted on 10:23:09 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    in modern developed countries washing rice doeasnt really do anything in regards to safety or hygiene, but it does impact texture and flavour.

    when you wash rice, you remove some of the loose starch, making rice more fluffy and less dense. for something like fried rice, you NEED to use washed rice.

    if you eat something saucy, it does not matter as much

    and also, everyone should get a rice cooker if they eat rice more than once a month. cooks perfect rice every time.
    It’s so surprising to me this many people still make rice on the stove. Also - if someone is eating rice less than once a month … HOW ¿ everything I eat… I pair with rice. Hahaha!
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    Posted on 10:26:22 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    in modern developed countries washing rice doeasnt really do anything in regards to safety or hygiene, but it does impact texture and flavour.

    when you wash rice, you remove some of the loose starch, making rice more fluffy and less dense. for something like fried rice, you NEED to use washed rice.

    if you eat something saucy, it does not matter as much

    and also, everyone should get a rice cooker if they eat rice more than once a month. cooks perfect rice every time.

    shyleenus [2772040]

    It’s so surprising to me this many people still make rice on the stove. Also - if someone is eating rice less than once a month … HOW ¿ everything I eat… I pair with rice. Hahaha!
    i live in denmark, most of us get our carbs from wheat and potatoes.

    chicken curry and some other dishes are popular though. but i think theres a lot of people who almost never eat rice here.

    cheap chinese takeaway is every too though. i know some really good places

    (why did i go to a rice thread when im cutting out carbs from my diet...)

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    Posted on 10:32:28 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    in modern developed countries washing rice doeasnt really do anything in regards to safety or hygiene, but it does impact texture and flavour.

    when you wash rice, you remove some of the loose starch, making rice more fluffy and less dense. for something like fried rice, you NEED to use washed rice.

    if you eat something saucy, it does not matter as much

    and also, everyone should get a rice cooker if they eat rice more than once a month. cooks perfect rice every time.

    shyleenus [2772040]

    It’s so surprising to me this many people still make rice on the stove. Also - if someone is eating rice less than once a month … HOW ¿ everything I eat… I pair with rice. Hahaha!

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    i live in denmark, most of us get our carbs from wheat and potatoes.

    chicken curry and some other dishes are popular though. but i think theres a lot of people who almost never eat rice here.

    cheap chinese takeaway is every too though. i know some really good places

    (why did i go to a rice thread when im cutting out carbs from my diet...)


    Get some delicious rice!

    Carbs are life!

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    Posted on 10:34:19 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    in modern developed countries washing rice doeasnt really do anything in regards to safety or hygiene, but it does impact texture and flavour.

    when you wash rice, you remove some of the loose starch, making rice more fluffy and less dense. for something like fried rice, you NEED to use washed rice.

    if you eat something saucy, it does not matter as much

    and also, everyone should get a rice cooker if they eat rice more than once a month. cooks perfect rice every time.

    shyleenus [2772040]

    It’s so surprising to me this many people still make rice on the stove. Also - if someone is eating rice less than once a month … HOW ¿ everything I eat… I pair with rice. Hahaha!
    Rice is life!

    Lunch I eat RIce,

    Dinner I eat Rice,

    Snacks I eat Rice,

    I'm feeling sad, I eat Rice

    I'm celebrating, I eat Rice

    In fact you know what I'm about to go eat right now? guess

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    Posted on 10:50:20 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I only eat brown rice. I don't wash it apart from the whole bathing in boiling water thing. Starchiness is not an issue with brown rice because it hasn't had its outer layers sanded off so you don't have the resultant dust. Regarding residual chemicals I would be far more concerned about what you eat with the rice. Most industrially processed meats are a cornucopia of pharmaceuticals, hormones and preservation chemicals. One mouthful of fish probably contains more toxic chemicals and heavy metals than a truckload of rice.

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    Posted on 11:04:02 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Washing chicken spreads salmonella all over your kitchen where it would just die after hitting 165F*. Aside from whatever spices you use, hemoglobin is responsible for most of the flavor in all meat and washing meat removes/dilutes that flavor. If you dont want to eat dead germs and dont want to spead them all over your kitchen, wash your meat after you cook it. ?


    Properly rinsing rice removes starch which gives you fluffier rice. Some people just prefer crunchy rice and their dentists love them. Rice is cheap and easy, and if you want good rice, splurge the $30 on a rice cooker. None of this minute rice in a packet microwave stuff. Thats only useful if you eat rice once in a blue moon.


    *maybe, im not a scientist. Cook your food properly.

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    Posted on 11:31:59 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I wash it after.
    Just to separate anything stuck together.
    Things have a habit of sticking no matter how much I stir.

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    Posted on 11:32:22 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I normally use Basmati rice, so I wash it thoroughly to eliminate the excess starch, then soak it in lukewarm up to 30+ minutes, after 2/3 washes.

    I prepare the rice cooker by adding 1 tablespoon of butter, a pinch of salt, and then the rice, followed by 2 cups water per 1 cup rice.

    Following these steps will result in delicious fluffy white rice. (You should serve it with a curry sauce.)
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