How to Cook Black Rice:
1:1.5 water ratio (1.5 cups of water to every 1 cup of rice). Cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
If softer rice is desired increase the amount of water.
Note: For best results, soak rice in water for 1 hour before cooking.
When cooked, its deep black color turns deep purple, has a soft texture with a nutty and mild taste.
It has deep, dark, purplish color indicating high content of the antioxidant, anthocyanin, also contained in dark color veggies and fruits like berries, eggplant, etc. These antioxidants are needed in fighting off free radicals, the culprit for many diseases like cancer. They take good care as well of the liver and help deal with inflammation. Not to mention, they aid in boosting memory and improving cardiovascular function.
It contains essential amino acids as well, vitamins, and dietary minerals. It also has low calories and low sugar, thus, very compatible with the weight loss goals. It is also good for smooth digestion.
|Average Nutritional Values (serving size 1 serving)||172 g|
|Total Fat||1 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrates||2.5 g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber||0.02 g||<1%|
|Sugar||1 g|| |
|Protein||0.9 g|| |
*Percent values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Keeps well in a sealed container; in a cool, dry, and dark location.