I'm culinarily retarded, am I supposed to wash the rice before I cook it? Does washing make it less sticky?
Yes. Before or after cooking, as long as you wash it.
Yes, it's less sticky in a way, but doesn't inhibit the clumpy stickiness of properly cooked sticky rice if that's what you mean.
most people are retarded about rice. water, pressure, heat, time, and one of the most important and least talked about is how to cool it afterwards. the cooling makes all the difference in starch development, and it doesnt matter if you wash off powdered starch beforehand if your technique is poor and you dont know what you want
I just throw it in the rice cooker and it comes out great. Maybe you had to wash it in the olden days before it was cleaned and bagged in a factory and didn't come covered in rat pee and dust
My senpai owns a rice paddy so I like to think I know a thing or two about making rice.
The first washing of the rice is to get rid of the debris and to wash away some of the starch. You can wash it a second time, if you want to but if you did a thorough washing the first time this is not needed. The correct water to rice ratio is what makes the rice sticky or "dry" as well as the kind of grain you use. I've never heard of soaking rice, desu.
The nutrients added back are far smaller in volume than the dust from polishing.
This should be obvious because if you attempt to simmer un-rinsed rice you get a lot of starchy bubbles coming up. Vitamins don't do that. Starch does. Therefore the majority of the "dust" in question is polishing residue, not vitamins.
>never washed rice and it was always good
>mama never washed rice and it was good
>no work today
>make some lunch
>"I'll make some rice"
>couldn't hurt to try washing it
> 2 hours later
>"That was damn good rice"
>torn between the extra process of washing rice before letting it soak and the old way that's good enough
I hate /ck/, it's ruining every way I eat
to the people saying you don't need to wash rice prior to cooking, consider this. every package of bulk rice from India I have ever bought said to wash it prior to cooking. if dirty ass Indians say that you need to wash something, you should probably wash it. they don't seem to do a lot of superfluous washing.
I'm white and basmati is good. You can say whatever contrary shit you want to that, but the opinions of non-whites don't really matter. East Asians, I'll listen to, but thats about it.