A woman’s rice-cooking method has the internet — and even a few celebrities — up in arms.
The controversy comes courtesy of Nigel Ng, a Malaysian comedian with a popular YouTube channel. Ng shared a video in early July, in which he reacted to a BBC Food video of a woman cooking egg fried rice.
Portraying a comedic character named Uncle Roger, Ng freaks out while watching BBC Food presenter Hersha Patel cook the recipe. Particularly, he criticizes her decision to “drain” the rice after it’s done cooking.
“What is she doing? Oh my god. You’re killing me, woman. Drain the — she’s draining rice with [a] colander! How can you drain rice with [a] colander? This is not pasta!” Ng says in his clip.
Pushing Ng further, Patel proceeds to “wash” the rice after she’s strained it.
“You’re ruining the rice,” Ng exclaims in his reaction. “Then why