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#16 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:16 PM


I did not like the Carolina basmati when I tried it.

I'm under the impression that washing and soaking basmati is traditional.

i tried the carolina jasmine a while back, was not impressed.
not all basmati requires washing, really depends on the processing. these days i lean toward the no rinse brands. i just want to find the best no rinse brand for me

you still soak?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:25 PM



I did not like the Carolina basmati when I tried it.

I'm under the impression that washing and soaking basmati is traditional.

i tried the carolina jasmine a while back, was not impressed.
not all basmati requires washing, really depends on the processing. these days i lean toward the no rinse brands. i just want to find the best no rinse brand for me

you still soak?

not usually, madge. unless it's the type that requires rinsing. i don't have the patience for soaking

do you?

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#18 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:47 PM




I did not like the Carolina basmati when I tried it.

I'm under the impression that washing and soaking basmati is traditional.

i tried the carolina jasmine a while back, was not impressed.
not all basmati requires washing, really depends on the processing. these days i lean toward the no rinse brands. i just want to find the best no rinse brand for me

you still soak?

not usually, madge. unless it's the type that requires rinsing. i don't have the patience for soaking

do you?

always. 30 minutes, double the volume of the rice in water and I boil the rice in the soaking liquid. I just follow Julie Sahni's recipe. She's quite insistent on soaking.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

i rinse, soak for 15 minutes or so, drain, bring 1.5 times as much water as rice to a boil, add the rice. cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. take off the heat and let sit for a while before fluffing.

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#20 Orik

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

I do as mongo does although I've never really been scientific about soaking duration.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

yes. in reality i soak for as long as it takes me to wash the pot and bring the water to a boil.

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#22 Rich

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Soaking prevents glopping...

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

such efficiency experts around here. A minute here a minute there. All adds up.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

I always thought the soaking was to help the grains grow longer, like ladies' fingers. I soak but don't rinse, as I drain off the soaking water and think that constitutes enough of a rinse for the nice, clean rice I buy.