Should I Wash My Rice

neil bougourd | 19 May, 2024

Should I wash my Rice?

Short answer is yes. If you want to know why, then keep reading.

There are four reasons for rice washing and soaking:

  • Rinsing rice under cold water washes away debris, dust, and any other stray bits.
  • Rinsing rice removes excess starch from the kernels and makes the cooked rice fluffier.
  • Soaking rice by immersing it in water for 30 minutes helps with digestion.
  • Soaking rice eliminates some of the naturally absorbed arsenic that is found in rice.

Most cultures that eat rice as part of their staple diet wash their rice.