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    SocaLuvinYardieGyal Caribsun's Avatar Caribsun is offline
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    Do you Rinse/Soak Rice Before Cooking It?

    A spin-off from di adda thread....a friend saw me rinsing chicken in vinegar/lime solution and thought I was odd...then when he saw me rinse rice before cooking it, he thought I lost it....

    anyone here rinse their rice with water before putting it to boil?

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    Yes, I do.

    Was your friend West Indian?

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    i does wash mine b4 i cook it

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    Quote Originally Posted by currygyal View Post
    Yes, I do.

    Was your friend West Indian?
    of course not........mi jus laugh afta him b/c 'im no know how fi keep 'im 'ouse clean, ahn 'im gwine tell mi how mi mus cook...steupppps...

    when he makes rice, i catch him rinsing now...

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    Yes. Of course. The only thing I could think of that I don't wash, is pasta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribsun View Post
    A spin-off from di adda thread....a friend saw me rinsing chicken in vinegar/lime solution and thought I was odd...then when he saw me rinse rice before cooking it, he thought I lost it....

    anyone here rinse their rice with water before putting it to boil?

    Yes i do 2. But usually i pick through d rice just to make sure it eh have nothing in it then i rinse it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribsun View Post
    A spin-off from di adda thread....a friend saw me rinsing chicken in vinegar/lime solution and thought I was odd...then when he saw me rinse rice before cooking it, he thought I lost it....

    anyone here rinse their rice with water before putting it to boil?



    Always we do. don't you do this ??

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    I usually sift through the rice manually gettin all the bad grains. Then a short rinse, too long and all the nutritious part leaves the rice.

    I don't see the problem with soaking it in lime or vinegar

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    i use the cloudy rice wta and mek tea wid it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chie View Post
    Always we do. don't you do this ??
    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribsun View Post
    A spin-off from di adda thread....a friend saw me rinsing chicken in vinegar/lime solution and thought I was odd...then when he saw me rinse rice before cooking it, he thought I lost it....

    anyone here rinse their rice with water before putting it to boil?
    I used to rinse my rice but I don't anymore. Rinsing rice is an old practice left over from the days when there were all kinds of impurities in the rice, including rice shells. Today the rice on the supermarket shelves don't require rinsing, and in fact rinsing, while not harmful...is actually the opposite of beneficial. Rice naturally has a Vitamin B and excessive washing/cooking destroys the Vitamin B.

    Even though I know this I still can't help but rinse it after it cooks though...I just don't like to see that film that is left at the top of the rice after you boil it down...I normally put it in the colander and run some cold water on it.

    I need to just get a rice steamer and call it a day.

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    Nope, but then I always cook basmati rice and it actually says on the packaging not to wash or pre-soak it. I've heard that washing/pre-soaking basmati rice leaves it sappy/soggy when cooked.

    My mother still insists on washing long grain rice before cooking it though. But to me that's just habit left over from the old days in the W.I when rice wasn't as carefully selected and packaged as it is today.

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    You can pre soak basmati,on some brands they recommend it actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
    You can pre soak basmati,on some brands they recommend it actually.
    which brand you use? Cuz the 'Tilda' I use says no pre-soaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JaM™ View Post
    which brand you use? Cuz the 'Tilda' I use says no pre-soaking.
    Yeah Tilda does say that,but it had a brand my dad uses in Trinidad,real good quality rice,better than Tilda

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