Rinsing uncooked rice under cold water before cooking removes some of the starch on the surface of the rice and will lead to a fluffier texture.

Have you ever eaten a bowl of rice and thought, “Mmm, grass!” We didn’t think so! But unlike the grass that grows on your front lawn, rice is actually the edible seeds of type of grass called oryza sativa. Billions of people around the world eat them! Rice is eaten on pretty much every continent, but it is an especially important food in Asia and Africa. Did you know that white rice is made from brown rice? It has had the outer layer, called the “bran” removed, leaving only the white interior.

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