What’s the secret to making perfect rice?

23 Sep

Masaru Emoto –  is one of our favorite heroes at Butter Beans. He is a Japanese scientist who has studied water extensively. He froze water, and then discovered that there is a twenty second-ish window of time in the melting process that water does, (looking under a high-powered microscope), either form crystals (think of a beautiful snowflake), or not. He discovered that water that had been filtered through the Earth, was able to make crystals, and that polluted water, could not.

Fascinated, he travelled all over Japan (and later the world) testing the water as he went. Then he made an incredible discovery. He started to talk to the water. He found that water that could not make crystals – when thanked with gratitude, was able to make crystals! Thank you. I love you. Mr. Emoto proves that water responds to our words, and our thoughts.

At Butter Beans, we decided to carry out an experiment that was carried out all over Japan thanks to Mr. Emoto. We cooked rice, and then put a cup each in two containers. We attached a yellow paper clip to one container of rice, and a red paper clip to the other. We put both on a table, and came in dutifully day after day, and talked, or simply looked at the rice with thoughts in our mind, and waited to see what, if anything (beyond decomposition) would happen.

To the rice with the yellow paperclip, we gave much gratitude. Thank you. You are beautiful. I love you…

To the rice with the red paperclip, we gave quite the opposite. You are a fool. You are stupid. I don’t like you…

A month passed. The pictures below show what happened. The rice with the yellow paperclip – grew pink mold, and when we tried to shake the cup,  the rice grains stuck together. Pink mold was all there was for a long while. Eventually there was a small black point of mold, but it was mostly pink.

The rice with the red paperclip, was clearly different. Black mold appeared rather quickly. When we tried to shake the cup, the rice grains remained separated, so they bounced around plenty while we shook. No pink mold at all.

If rice responds to our thoughts and intentions, so does all of our food that contains water, and as we ourselves are made mostly of water, so do we respond to thoughts and words. We at Butter Beans, are pleased to serve food that truly is, seasoned with love.

This is a great experiment to do with kids at home. If you do carry this one out, share your findings – we’d love to hear them.

2 Responses to “What’s the secret to making perfect rice?”

  1. Kruzon October 2, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Butter Beans, are pleased to serve food that truly is, seasoned with love.

    That’s very interesting. Were these solid plastic or plastic covered metal paper clips? I wonder if it’s the dye that makes the molds different?

    • butterbeanskitchen October 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

      The paper clips are metal on the inside, but the clips did not touch the rice. They were clipped onto the top of the plastic container that the rice was in to differentiate. Try this experiment at home and share your findings!

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