Rice everyone?

@dhangski (3194)
Philippines
August 28, 2008 6:34am CST
Hello friends and fellow mylotters. I know everyone of us here cooks and eat rice. I want to know, before you cook your rice, How many times do you wash them? As for me, it depends on which rice I have to cook or rather which kind of rice there is. There were rice here in the Philippines that smells bad. Those were the ones which is sold at cheaper price. If that's the case, I have to wash them up to 3 times or until the smell vanish. I only tried it once. I buy the expensive ones most of the time, for it tastes good and smells good. How about you? How many times do you wash your rice before you cook them. Happy mylotting to all. HUGZ!
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I eat a lot of Rice... But only Breakfast and lunch, but at dinner, I only eat a little rice but lots of fruits. I just cant be satisfied if I cant eat enough of rice. In your question, When im the one cooking the rice, I just also wash them once, because my mom told me that when you wash more than once, the nutrients of the rice will be gone. So i followed my mo of course. In our situation here in the philippines, the rice is so expensive, but there are really cheap but we dont buy those cheap rice, because my doctor said that there are meds that purred on those cheap rice. I just also don't like those cheap rice because of its smell and also it doesn't taste good. Lets just pray that prices of rice will have also a huge rollback on the price.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I wash them only once. Like you, we rarely buy the cheap kind because not only do they have these weird smell, they are also hard, even if you add excess water. And if you add too much water they will become "lugaw".
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I agree with you swirlz. I've tried it last week, and I had a hard time cooking it. And I don't like the taste of it. Glad that I didn't buy a sack or else, we'll be eating this for one month. HUGZ!
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Ugh, that would be a disaster. That happened to us once, and my father (he's half-paralyzed and very picky with foods) refused to eat it. My mom ended up buying another sack of good quality rice and would mix both kinds when we cook. Sometimes she uses "malagkit" to mix with the hard rice so that it will become softer.
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29 Aug 08
I eat rice during lunch usually
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• United States
28 Aug 08
Well,most times i buy jasmin rice and it has this white powder on it so i always wash untill the white powder is gone(water is not cloudy) wich is about 4 or 5 times.. then i go on cooking:)
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Hello. I eat rice during lunch only, because I only eat sandwich with soup or coffee in the morning and vegetables with fish in the evening. When I cook rice, I wash it two times before cooking. Good evening
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
29 Aug 08
hello Dhangski.i wash only once because if you washed it many times it ruins the taste.but in germany i dont eat a lot of rice makes me more fat.if we eat rice we eat only during lunch time.yes the smells good rice we call it in germany Basmati rice. dont know whats in pinas but in pinas we used Panda its sleepery to swallow hehehe.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Hi bombshell. I usually buy Jasmin rice or Dinorado. I don't know if there's Basmati rice here. HUGZ!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
29 Aug 08
yeah Jasmin also available in germany but very expensive.i dont know about jasmin in pinas maybe i will try that soon.and dorado rice yes i remember but my husband loves the Panda.how much the price of JASMINE IN PINAS?
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I don't wash rice lol! I buy Uncle Ben's long grain white rice (it's expensive, probably around $1 a pound) and it comes in a sealed box or sealed 5 lb plastic bag. It does always come out good though, as long as I add the right amount of water and turn it off after 20 minutes. I have tried cheap rice and I've had problems with it - it either burns or swells up and gets sticky. I prefer my rice a bit firm and separated, not sticky.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
I prefer firm, separated and not sticky rice too. That's why I don't buy cheap rice, the texture and taste is really not that good. Though I'm on a budget right now, I still buy the expensive ones. HUGZ!
@biggerb (2028)
• India
29 Aug 08
I eat rice for lunch and sometimes for dinner too.I buy the good variety rice,I used to wash it several times before cooking it then I read an article which says that you need to wash it only once too much of washing will remove the nutrients.So now I wash it only once and it's perfectly okay.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
I've read about that also. But I've only followed it if the rice is good. There are rice that is sold here that really smells. Those are cheap rice that is being sold in the market. Even though I'm on a tight budget right now, I still buy the expensive ones. HUGZ!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Aug 08
i don't usually cook for i have my wife who is the usual in-charge of the kitchen. but if i cook rice, i usually wash it twice. i don't know about the smell but we do not buy or never experienced buying smelly rice. (neildc @ red/89/1710)
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Hi best, welcome back. Have you tried NFA rice? Oh, that really is smelly, and very hard to cook. I've tried it last week for a change, and it really changed my family's appetite. We don't usually have leftover rice but when I've tried it, half is left. HUGZ best.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
29 Aug 08
Here in Kuwait we and my family used a rice that was made from India name Basmati Rice and from Thailand that the brand is Jasmine they were both nice and good kind of rice but when we will washed the rice here is until the water became whiten and we also soak it for 1 hour before cooking......maximum 4 times when washing then soak for an hour...
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Hi iyah. Maybe I should try soaking rice before I cook it. I haven't tried it before. HUGZ!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 08
Hi....before cooking the rice I always wash it minimum 3 times. I have tried washing rice up to 5 times too. That's because at one time we bought cheap rice and it was dirty - plenty of husk and stones. But that was once only and after that my husband and I just stick to the medium price range. The expensive fragrant rice we have never bought before. It's too expensive for our budget. The medium range ones are okay.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I always wash rice until the water runs clean, That gets rid of any dirt or stones that might be in it. I use different rice for different things, but I never had any that smelled bad. A lot of the rice here in the States is all ready washed, but I wash it anyway just to make sure.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Aug 08
The rice in singapore are normally imported from thailand, and so it's the quality isn't as bad, it doesn't have a smell.. hehe =D MOst of the time, i will see my mom wash the rice twice b4 she cooks it, but if i'm the one doing it, i will wash it at least three times, to make sure that it's really clean.. lol
@vimaal (3365)
• India
29 Aug 08
hi dhangski, really i don't know the answer. because my mother cook in my home for. so i ask my mother and then only i tell you the answer. take care.
@gtdonna (1740)
29 Aug 08
I grew up with my Mom picking paddies and other stuff out of rice we would buy from the farmer and then washng it before cooking. Now we use processed rice that is clean from those stuff so no need to wash it, I just threw it directly into the pot
@bestcj (278)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Just like you we buy those expensive one because i always lost my appetite when the rice smell bad. But sometime due to financial reason we don't have a choice but to buy those rice provided by government (NFA) actually they don't smell bad. But we have to wash them until the water is clear enough.Thanks
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Well I wash it three times and that's it. Well I worry about the nutrients being lost if I wash it too much. For it to smell good we usually add pandan leaves.
@bea2008 (73)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
hi dhangski... i'm from philiippines too. For me i washed our rice only twice. But I put many water to wash out the odor and the color (white powder) as well.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
29 Aug 08
Hi friend,We have rice once a day that is for lunch.Before cooking rice I wash it only once and soak it for 15 minutes and then cook.I wash it once bcoz they say washimg more than once removes the vitamins and its not good washing more than once.I soak it for 15 mins bcoz it gives the fluffiness and softness.You just try,believe am a great cook.Thanks for sharing.Happy mylotting.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
29 Aug 08
my hubby is usually the one who cook the rice... and i cook the meals... so i'm not sure how many times he washes the rice... but i think he washes it 2 times... the rice here is not that bad... so we don't really have to wash it so many times... i also prefer to buy the more expensive rice rather than the cheap one as i want to enjoy my meal... if i cook nice meal but the rice is bad, it will spoil everything... take care and have a nice day...