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Respected Contributor
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do you rinse rice before cooking it......

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I do.

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rice and quinoa, always 

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From a southern girl who grew up with rice as a staple at most meals, no I don't.

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Not generally, unless it specifically says to do so on the package.

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I don't personally cook rice but my husband does.  He soaks his rice about 45 minutes before cooking.  He thinks it cooks better and tastes better.

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Always and I highly recommend one of these:

 

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Always! Ever since I lived in Japan I do it the old-fashioned way- fill the pan of my Panasonic rice cooker and wash and drain it until the water runs clear. That is how my Japanese neighbor taught me!  Smiley Happy

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@IG wrote:

From a southern girl who grew up with rice as a staple at most meals, no I don't.


Both parents are from the south & no they NEVER rinsed riced as I was growing up.  However, after my mother's several trips to Japan & China, she taught my father (who did all the cooking) the same routine as Beach-Mom mentioned.

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Sometimes I do, sometimes not.  I have a rice rinser bowl like the one above which is great, sometimes I just use the "claw" method and give it three quick rinses in the rice cooker bowl (for the trinity).   If I'm in a hurry I don't and can't tell that much difference.

 

We almost always use Jasmine or Basmati rice--brown and white--now.  I think they are for most things better rice than regular long grain.  We use a LOT of rice.