We’ve all been there: you’ve had a cup of rice that’s been left to soak for a while and suddenly the water starts to run out.
“I just feel like this is really upsetting, like this has really affected my life,” said Liz.
“But it’s not like I’m going to just stop eating rice and go and get a glass of water.”
There are several different reasons why your rice can become too salty.
Most likely, it’s been sitting out too long in the fridge.
Losing a few millilitres of water in the process will also lead to your rice becoming more salty.
And when you’re getting a new batch of rice, you might also be getting a bit more of the salt from the flour than from the rice itself.
If you’re not getting enough water to soak the rice, the salt may have been absorbed by the liquid, making it even more salty and making it less appetising to eat.
“If you’re doing a big batch of your rice, then the salt is going to be in the rice all along,” said Linda.
“And then when you get to the next batch of that, you’re going to start seeing the effect of it.”
She added that the salt in the liquid in a cup and a half of rice can also be a sign that your rice has gone bad.
“When you’ve got the rice in the pot, you want to cook it for a little bit longer so it absorbs more of that salt and you get a bit of a runny consistency,” she said.
“So if you’re eating the rice and it’s starting to become a little runny and you’re just not able to get enough water in there to soak it, that’s probably not good.”
If your rice gets really salty, it can also indicate a problem with the grain itself.
The main reason for this is that when the rice is sitting out, it absorbs some of the nutrients it needs from the water in it.
This is what’s called a satiety response, and it means that if you start eating too much, your body will start releasing a lot of these nutrients.
The more satiety you have, the less likely you are to get hungry again.
In fact, when you have a very low satiety, it may even be beneficial to skip a meal altogether and eat a snack or two before you go to bed.
But if you eat a large portion of your meal while your rice remains so salty, your appetite will be less than it needs to be.
So the next time you find yourself eating a rice bowl full of salt, you may be in for a bit worse.