Rice nets, also known as mesh screens or strainers, are a type of kitchen tool used to rinse, drain, and dry rice. They are commonly used in Japanese and other Asian cuisines, where rice is a staple food and is prepared in a variety of ways.
They are designed to be placed inside a bowl or pot, and are used to rinse the rice under running water until the water runs clear. This helps to remove excess starch and any impurities that may be present in the rice.
Once the rice has been rinsed, rice nets can also be used to drain excess water from the rice. They can be placed inside a larger bowl or pot, with the rice on top, and tilted to allow the water to drain out.
Rice nets are also useful for drying rice after it has been cooked. They can be placed on a flat surface and the cooked rice can be spread out on top, allowing any excess moisture to evaporate and the rice to cool down.