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  • JonasJ
    +4

    let's start first that rice that we buy and eat might be already contaminated...

  • sashinator
    +3

    a common method of cooking rice [...] boiling it in a pan

    What other method is there?

    • gladsdotter
      +4

      There's baking, using a rice cooker, the microwave, and I'm sure others can suggest more.

      • sashinator
        +3

        Aha.

        Baking recipe:

        Preheat oven to 325 degrees F [...] Bake in preheated oven until the water is absorbed

        So "baking" is boiling the rice in the oven. Microwaving is boiling the rice in a microwave and "rice cooker is an automated kitchen appliance designed to boil rice"

        I fail to see how boiling the rice till the water soaks using a device other than the stove is a fundamentally different method of preparing rice.

        • ttubravesrock
          +5

          The safest method of cooking rice is therefore to soak it overnight, then wash and rinse it until the water is clear, before draining it well and boiling in a saucepan, with a ratio of five parts water to one part rice.

  • Zergos
    +2

    I was a little bit worried because I didn't know if my method is the "right" one. Apparently this only takes place when the rice is soaked overnight. I don't do this, so I'll keep eating rice then.... :P

    • gladsdotter
      +4

      I think you have it backwards. According to the article, soaking the rice overnight removes 80 percent of the arsenic. Thus, when you soak the rice, you are removing the arsenic from the rice before you cook and eat it. Cooking it without soaking it exposes you to the arsenic that would have been removed by soaking.

  • lostwonder
    +2

    Have this changed the way you cooked your rice?

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