Anybody make black rice? I was at a thai resturant that offered brown rice, which I've gotten before, yet it comes out purple so I asked her how they get the brown rice purple and she told me it's actually black rice.
I actually never heard of black rice before and grew up on rice. After reading a little online it seems that people think black rice is super food with more antixidants than blueberries.
We've been eating brown rice at home and we like it especially when mixed with certain juices/brooth, but I'm wondering about black rice. The resturant appeared to mix brown and black together, so I'm wondering if that is how most people make it?
It's also called the forbidden rice as I guess only allowed to be consumed by the Chinese Emperor.
We're thinking about using blackrice instead of brown or maybe mixing it together.
@Earlybird, I think they are talking about Japonica Black rice, which actually looks a bit purple-ish in hue as jbo mentioned already.
An American company called Lundberg sells and markets black rice: https://www.lundberg.com/products/ric...ca™.aspx
In the Northeastern USA some points of sales are: A&P, Shop-rite. Where I live they charge about $3.6x-3.7x for a 18 oz. bag, but Lundberg rice has great quality and taste. I make it regularly it is a great food.
Does anyone know any other company that sells black rice(preferably one with physical points of sale in my area)?
I've had it. I got it at Whole Foods. The one I had was made by Lotus Foods and is called Forbidden Rice, because it was once only eaten by emperors in China. It's good--chewy, nutty tasting.
I also like the other rice made by Lotus Foods--Bhutan Red Rice and Jade Pearl Rice. The Jade Pearl is made with bamboo extract and has a really lovely delicate taste.
You can order all of them from Tropical Traditions, also.
Best of all, they're organic.
Oh wow, I just went to Lotus Foods' website and found a bunch of other interesting rices--Brown Mekong Flower, Volcano Rice (grown on volcanic soil and packed with minerals and antioxidants), Madagascar Pink Rice, etc. How fun! I love rice!
When you made the black rice did you mix it with something else like brown rice or just ate it by itself.
brown rice is everywhere, but black rice appears to be only in an asian area where I live or online. Whole foods is farther from me than the asian area.
I just made it by itself. It has a tougher texture than brown rice which makes it chewy, but I liked it. I bet a mix of rices would be good but you would just have to make sure the cooking times are the same and I can't remember if one takes longer than the other.
Chefs prepare food that is black in color because the shade is chic and a bit dramatic, but the dishes are also a boost to health, a U.S. food expert says.
Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com, said the dark color is the result of naturally occurring flavonoid pigments called anthocyanins -- which protect the plant against oxidation, pests and from damaging radiation from the sun.
In the body, anthocyanins act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, protecting against the development of chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, as well as contributing to overall good health.
For example, black rice, which contains higher amounts of vitamin E in the bran, is great for the immune system and contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries, the Agricultural Center at Louisiana State University found.
One cup of black lentils contain 8 milligrams of iron, about half the daily recommendation for women, while
black beans are packed with bioflavonoids, powerful plant nutrients that may protect against cancer, Lempert said.
Blackberries, a great source of fiber, are a great choice as an ingredient or as dessert. They contain polyphenols that may help reduce cognitive decline, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging found.
To wash it down, choose black tea, which contains theaflavins, antioxidants Rutgers University suggested may improve recovery from muscle soreness after intense exercise, Lempert said.