things like rinsing out filter and doing water change will remove colonies of nitrobacterials you are trying to build up, which in turn will cause a mini cycle.
which i think is what you mean by"recycle"
cycling your tank will involve it going through the worst= spiking your NH3.etc to increasing the bioload your tank can suistain.
But becasue you already have fish, you will have to slowly build up the colonie, instead of doing a spike and rapidly building the population up.
just do the normal water changes, and don't wash all of the filter material.
as long as you do water changes, the reading will stay at 0 and you will never get a spike, however you will still be cycling.- just very slowly.