Aresenic has always come up with American grown rice. It just so happens all the American white or brown rice Ive tasted is off and is of low quality with texture and taste. I grew up on Jasmine rice that as of lately comes from Thailand. Different rice requires different washing and preparing. There are videos about this. Most of what I have read in this thread seems like it is about American varietal. For perspective a duck egg and chicken egg have many different quakities as dies if either the chicken or duck lives in its iwn feces or is open to walk free. Dont eat poached eggs from a feces covered caged chicken. Dont eat rice grown in America.