Why should rice be washed before cooking and how often?

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With the onset of the pandemic, many Peruvians have unleashed their talents in the kitchen to prepare delicious dishes. One of the ingredients that almost always comes together in our lunches is Rice, the edible grain in the form of a long stem, white in colour, and arranged in a panicle formed by numerous spikelets growing at the top of the stem. read also Learn how to make Covered Rice the easy way

It is possible that you have heard of more than one occasion that yes or yes you should wash the rice grains Before cooking in a rice cooker or your regular casserole. What can be a tradition and routine which we have inherited from our parents and even grandparents, there is an explanation of it and here we are going to tell you about it. If you’re not one of the laundry nerds, with this information you’ll instantly change your mind. you might be interested in Peruvian Chicken Rice Recipe: Ingredients and Preparation,

Why do we have to wash rice?

According to an analysis shared by The Guardian, white rice usually needs to be rinsed thoroughly before cooking to remove the white rice crust starch (white, odourless, bluish, granular or powdery substance, abundant in other starchy foods such as potatoes or cereals; used in the food, textile, and paper industries), If you do not wash it, it smells or spoils quickly.

Of course, getting rid of the starch in rice isn’t what you want for recipes where the creaminess of the grain is made full use of: risottos, paellas, and sweet or savory rice puddings.

Others indicate that it will depend on the rice we use in our preparation whether or not to decide whether to pass them through the water. don’t lose How to make Arroz Chaufa with Chifa-Style Recipe?

How to wash rice?

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Put the rice in a bowl, cover it with cold water and turn it over with your hands, repeat this several times until the water runs clear.

Data: According to the latest official data available in Peru, there is an increase of 18.7% in the production of 1 011 thousand tons of milled rice in the period January-May 2020 compared to the same period last year (852 thousand tons). , This recovery in production can be explained by the good farm prices seen in late 2019 and so far in 2020.

How much rice does Peru produce?

Its production has grown at an average annual rate of 2.8% during the last 20 years (2000-2019), with an equivalent of 1.9 million tonnes in 2019 as milled rice and 3.2 million as paddy rice. read on How to prepare ‘Mosquito Peruano’ with Broaster Chicken and Chouffa?,

How to prepare Peruvian rice with milk?

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Total: 30 minutes.

Dinner: 6 people.


1 cup rice

3 cups water

1 can of condensed milk

1 can of evaporated milk

1 cinnamon stick

2 cloves

1 slice (skin) of orange or lemon peel

1 teaspoon vanilla

50 grams raisins (optional)

ground cinnamon for sprinkling


Cook rice in a pot with three cups of water, cinnamon, cloves, raisins (optional), orange peel over medium heat until the rice is cooked and the water evaporates.

remove cinnamon rind

Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and cook on low heat till the rice is done. Right after, add vanilla, mix and cook for five more minutes.

Serve in a bowl and sprinkle cinnamon powder

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