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is the left over fermenting liquid from brown rice edible

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 Is the liquid left over from fermening brown rice grain good to cook the rice with or to eat or drink?

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My research shows that you can take the liquid and make rice syrup:
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I would like to know if i can leave it and simply allow the rice to cook in the same liquid that it was fermening in?


I think you missunderstood my question..


I wanted to know if the "liquid" that is "left over" from the rice solids can be used to cook the same rice in......or be edible in some other way.


The rice syrup recipe you gave is a reciple that uses the actual rice itself.


I am talking about soaking rice and the left over water.....For example if you have 1 cup of rice,, and 3 cups of water... the rice will swell a bit and bubble as it is fermenting,,, but there will be alot of water left over......


WHat can i do with that water beacuse i have to add 2 more cups of water to cook the rice,,, so i want to know if it is ok to simply leave it in the same water or do i have to discard it?

Everything I have been researching tells me to take 10% out while cooking to use next time. Idea is like making sourdough bread where a starter is needed to make the next batch. From the info below, you would cook using the liquid to cook the rice:
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

But they still say to discard the water ...or drain it and add fresh...


i would like to know if this first water remaining from fermenting rice is ok to use elsewhere?....Are you able to find that out for me?


Step 4

Decant 10 percent of the soaking water into a glass container. Close the lid on the container and store it in a fridge.

Step 5

Drain the fermented rice in a colander. Add fresh water and cook.

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Reading various instructions tonight on how to work with making the rice and all say save some of the water ( fill a small jar) for the next time you make rice. All say to drain off what is left of the excess water so I do not see any use for the water.
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