Forget fancy gadgets and mystical chanting (unless it involves chanting the word “starch” seven times with your eyes closed) because achieving perfect rice is, dare I say, simple. But simple doesn't mean boring. Oh no, my friends, this is a rice journey like no other, a tale of seven rinses, a watery soak, and a simmering silence that will leave your grains fluffy, separate, and oh-so-divine.
First, cast aside your preconceived notions of a quick rinse and run. We're talking seven times, seven! Like a culinary mantra, swish that water, watch it turn cloudy, and repeat. This, my friends, is the starch exodus, the cleansing ritual that banishes mushiness and welcomes individual, al dente grains.