why rinse rice?

why rinse rice?
The chief reason to rinse is to remove surface starch from rice grains, which can make them gummy as they cook. Soaking allows rice to absorb water, giving it a leg up on cooking. This helps it to have a better, more even texture, instead of drying out while the inside is not evenly steamed and fluffed.
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Can you eat unwashed rice?
Most white rice produced in the US is thoroughly washed then fortified. So, Americans don't usually wash white rice. It's fine if you do, though.
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Does rinsing rice remove nutrients?
Keep in mind that excess washing and rinsing may remove some water-soluble B vitamins, especially for polished enriched white rice, in which the vitamins have been sprayed onto the surface of the grain. Rice is typically boiled in water or steamed, as it absorbs water and softens during the cooking process.
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Is it good to drain water from rice?
Cooking rice is one of those things that you gain intuition the more you prepare it. Generally you should always boil off the water in your rice. In some restaurants I've worked in they will drain the rice and let it steam with the lid on for 10-15 more minutes. Jun 16, 2015
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What happens if you dont wash rice?
Giving rice a bit of time under clean water also gets rid of the surface starch because that could make the rice clump together or give it a gummy texture (via The Kitchn). The Guardian also warns that not washing rice could give you rice that smells, and which also spoils faster. Feb 18, 2020
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