How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels

Boiling rice like pasta reduces arsenic levels, but how much nutrition is lost?

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Wooden table with chopsticks, ginger, wasabi, and pieces of sushi.
01/15/2021
Boiling rice like pasta reduces arsenic levels, but how much nutrition is lost? Cooking rice in a high water-to-rice ratio reduces toxic arsenic content, which I discuss in my video... read more
Wooden table with chopsticks, ginger, wasabi, and pieces of sushi.
01/15/2021
Boiling rice like pasta reduces arsenic levels, but how much nutrition is lost? Cooking rice in a high water-to-rice ratio reduces toxic arsenic content, which I discuss in my video... read more