Do you need to rinse and presoak pasta like you do with rice?

TechHater
TechHater

Do you need to rinse and presoak pasta like you do with rice?

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BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@TechHater
What exactly is rinsing rice supposed to accomplish? I rinse pasta when I am par-cooking it to use in baked pastas, or to immediately cool it down for pasta salad, but not really otherwise. Haven't made pasta salad in years come to think of it. Is it still popular?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@BunnyJinx

You dont rinse your rice?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@BunnyJinx
What exactly is rinsing rice supposed to accomplish?
Removing surface starch to make it less sticky.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@BunnyJinx
It gets rid of some of the residual starch so it doesn't bubble up in the pot, prevents it from clumping and just tastes better all around. Seriously, you don't rinse rice?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@TechHater
No stop it

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@BunnyJinx
you telling me you don't rinse your rice, bro?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@BunnyJinx
It's simply a superstition, anyone with the culinary talent of a toadstool would realize it's not necessary.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@BunnyJinx
I don't rinse my rice either, I've never noticed a big enough differnece to bother doing it.

hairygrape
hairygrape

soaking rice
If it's good quality.
rinsing rice instead of just steaming it
user I...
There's always exceptions to any rule; basmati can be soaked and rinsed repeatedly. And fine cous-cous can be soaked and steamed. But you need to understand the insane amounts of rice there are. And very few pastas require more than some simmering, less if fresh.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@BunnyJinx
http://www.lmfgtfy.com/?q=why+rinse+rice
Nigger what the fuck have you been doing?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@TechHater
sexy

RavySnake
RavySnake

@TechHater
No
When you boil pasta most of the starch ends up on the water, you're supposed to use that water for the sauce and the starch still remaining on the pasta so your dish doesn't end up being a watery soup.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I rinse mine in oil so it doesn’t stick together.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Rinsing rice removes the nutrients. Don't rinse your rice

RavySnake
RavySnake

1. Open bag or box
2. Pour contents into pot filled with boiling water
3. Remove weevils with spoon or ladle
4. Continue as normal

I could save time by using a collander or strainer to get rid of insects, but for some reason I always prefer to get the insects out of the boiling water. Maybe it's the fact that they shouldn't have been such opportunistic fucks and that they ultimately paid for their exploits with their lives that is so pleasurable to me.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@TechHater

oh my god there are more

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@RavySnake
I always prefer to get the insects out of the boiling water
WHERE THE FUCK DO YOU GET YOUR RICE?

girlDog
girlDog

@RavySnake
holy shit

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@RavySnake
oh shit

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TurtleCat
stop

Bidwell
Bidwell

@BunnyJinx
Rice is covered in starch from the milling, starch from the self-milling it does in the bag, and often diatomaceous earth as a nontoxic pesticide, plus whatever crawled in it once you got it home (probably a lot if you keep it in its bag and live like most anons.) The extra starch is the big problem, because it causes major texture issues in both short and long-grain rice; it's not as big a deal as it used to be with modern milling processes preferred by mostly Japanese brands, but even for those a short rinse improves them.
It's not as big a deal with pasta because there are fewer things to stick together and boiling pasta uses much more water and is far more forgiving of having the lid off to stir. Plus, most traditional pasta recipes reuse the starch water.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@TechHater
Desu senpai, you dont even need to rinse rice
Just pop that shit in roughly 2:1 water/rice on low for a bit and you're good to go

Same with pasta. Nothing magical on there that's gonna fuck up your water

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@ZeroReborn
keke

Lunatick
Lunatick

@BunnyJinx
It gets rid of the dirt on my rice.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@haveahappyday
I have the culinary talent of a toadstool, you gonna fuck me in the ass?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@RavySnake
That's fucking impressive.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@RavySnake
Damn, which reverse image search is that?

5mileys
5mileys

@StonedTime
Are you for real right now? Veeky Forums offers 2 image search engines by default and that one is half of them.

Firespawn
Firespawn

How the hell am I supposed to toast my rice if its fucking soaking wet
???
fuck rinsing
do you even toast bro?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Firespawn
Drain your rice dude... you can still toast your rice after rinsing it..

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@TechHater
You’re not supposed to rinse or presoak pasta, it’s way different than rice. In fact, you’re supposed to toss your uncooked pasta in boiling water.. not bring it up to a boil while the pasta is in there, if that makes sense.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@TurtleCat
yes.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@GoogleCat
More?

Methnerd
Methnerd

@TechHater
hangry boners

takes2long
takes2long

@GoogleCat
delete this and stop sexualizing my waifu

iluvmen
iluvmen

@TechHater
You do what with rice?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@iluvmen
rinse it to get the chinese lead and arsenic off it

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