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    Posted on 11:52:15 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    when I order a katsu curry (i'm don't have cooking skills) i make sure to seperate the rice from the meal to give it a nice rinse as i dont' like when food is too hot

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    Posted on 12:02:20 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    I was my feet, brush my teeth, or take a bath if necessary. Then I ordered cooked rice online and wait.

    Porum sinyetur

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    Posted on 12:08:02 - 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...)
    Life is a lot better with CARBS
    I know its likely, but I refuse to believe there are people who almost never eat rice. they're eating rice in the closet.
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    Posted on 12:11:04 - 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!

    OingyBoingy [2753672]

    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 12:14:56 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Yazi [2139270]

    I wash it after.
    Just to separate anything stuck together.
    Things have a habit of sticking no matter how much I stir.
    AFTER?
    You are UNHINGED


    *all jokes
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    Posted on 12:20:29 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    BakaBon [294568]

    I was my feet, brush my teeth, or take a bath if necessary. Then I ordered cooked rice online and wait.
    ok , but hear me out - IT'S OVER $4 BUCKS FOR A CUP ( all the asian restaurants around me charge that ) with the amount of rice i eat, i'd go broke haha! i assume you either a: got it like that (im tryna get like you) or b: you don't a lot of rice
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    Posted on 12:21:11 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Yazi [2139270]

    I wash it after.
    Just to separate anything stuck together.
    Things have a habit of sticking no matter how much I stir.
    Protip: if your rice is overly sticky, it's BECAUSE you're stirring too much. When you have it in the water prior to coming to the boil, give it one stir to separate the grains. One. You don't even need that, think of the mechanics of a rice cooker. Stirring it is like overkneading dough, you're continually letting that starch (gluten in the case of dough) build up and making it a mess. Once that lid hits, don't take it off again until the rice is done and ready for fluffing.

    Sincerely, a serial ex-rice stirrer
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    Posted on 12:22:15 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    HerpSac [2117255]

    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.
    A rice cooker or just any pressure cooker, really. Or you could get good at cooking rice in a pot, I guess, but I haven't managed that yet.
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    Posted on 12:22:59 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    *Me trying to read your tiny text*

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    Posted on 12:23:40 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    MrMackey [2452749]

    when I order a katsu curry (i'm don't have cooking skills) i make sure to seperate the rice from the meal to give it a nice rinse as i dont' like when food is too hot
    i know some families who enjoy eating their rice with ice cubes or cold water - i've personally never tried it but it gives me the same vibes as pouring tea into your rice. INTERESTING
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    Posted on 12:25:05 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    ChipWins [2264489]

    *Me trying to read your tiny text*

    HAHA! I'M SORRY! I have been using a smaller format for forums like this for ages.
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    Posted on 12:55:36 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    NaT_9_3_0 [2699023]



    No need to rinse rice haiyaaa~
    There's nothing dirty, maybe some dust only,
    just dump in a rice cooker, fuiyoh~

    PS: I'm Taiwanese, cook rice more than hundred times already :P

    shyleenus [2772040]

    Uncle Roger says not enough MSG. HAIYAA

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    Posted on 13:00:39 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    Yazi [2139270]

    I wash it after.
    Just to separate anything stuck together.
    Things have a habit of sticking no matter how much I stir.
    The trick with rice is to not stir it, other than when you first put it into the pan, and then to just simmer.
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    Posted on 13:02:41 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    By rice, do you mean my penis?
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    Posted on 13:04:37 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    didn't know we had 3 pages of rice specialists cum chefs in torn.

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    Posted on 13:05:24 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    SporkMonkey [2065017]

    By rice, do you mean my penis?
    No.... that erection you think you had is just a grain of rice im afraid :/
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    Posted on 13:08:10 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    The purpose of rinsing rice is not only to get rid of dirt but also the loose starch leftover from the polishing the rice goes through to remove the husk. Leaving the loose starch in the pot results in gummier rice which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you are making something like sticky rice but would be a fiasco if you are going to use it for nigiri or temaki.

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    Posted on 13:08:43 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    There's no "sometimes" or "it depends" option? Washing/rinsing rice before cooking removes the starch that makes it sticky, so it depends on what I'm trying to make. if I want rice that'll easily stick together in clumps, I don't wash it before cooking. If I want loose rice where the grains don't stick to each other at all, I rinse it very well till the water draining out of the colander is nearly clear.
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    Posted on 13:11:20 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    oraN [1778676]

    didn't know we had 3 pages of rice specialists cum chefs in torn.
    Gross we're just cooking rice in this thread
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    Posted on 13:12:27 - 28/04/22 (2 years ago)
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    HerpSac [2117255]

    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.

    Ripley [2180244]

    A rice cooker or just any pressure cooker, really. Or you could get good at cooking rice in a pot, I guess, but I haven't managed that yet.
    Cooking it in a pot is really easy. Bring rice and water to a boil then cover and reduce heat to a low boil/simmer for 10 minutes. Turn the heat off and let it sit covered for 10 more minutes. It's basically following the rice cooker method but in the stove.

    Don't lift the lid at all during the cooking process and you're good to go.
    Last edited by Absinthian on 13:13:56 - 28/04/22

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