Washing rice is a basic and important to cook Japanese foods.
I found a movie that shows the correct way to wash rice.
You can cook tasty rice if you follow the steps.
The knacks for washing rice are;
Change the water frequently.
Wash the rice soft not to hurt the rice grains.
The water used washing rice is called “Togi-jiru (とぎ汁)”, sometimes reused.; for parboiling bamboo shoots or Japanese radishes, watering plants, washing dishes, etc.
The white color of Togi-jiru derived from rice bran, it is safe for human body. Rice bran has been known good for the skin from long ago.
In the old days, Japanese women had washed their bodies with rice bran to get fine skin. In recent years, there are many cosmetics mixed with rice bran.