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Long-Grain White Rice

Since white rice is neutral in flavor, does it matter which kind you use? We tasted six products to find out.

What We Learned

Aside from its longer, slimmer grains, what distinguishes long-grain white rice from medium- or short-grain white rice (the kinds used in risotto or sushi, respectively) is that after cooking it remains fluffy and separate. Long-grain white rice contains less of a starch called amylopectin, which is what makes rice stick together.

White rice is neutral in flavor, providing a backdr...

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