Organic Black Rice
Weight: 1 kg
The "Forbidden Rice" or "Emperor's rice" and even "longevity rice" as it was only for the consumption of Royal families during the ancient China, where black rice marks its origin.
A better alternative to plain white rice and even great to include in a well-balanced diet, one can even have an extra! This variety has more taste and provides more benefits to the health.
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 the memory and improving cardiovascular function.
It contains essential amino acids as well, vitamins and dietary minerals. A serving can give 8% of the daily need for Iron and 4% dietary fiber for smooth digestion and no sugar content, no need to worry about sugar levels.
It also has low calories, thus, very compatible with the weight loss goals.
How to Cook:
1:1.5 water ratio (1.5 cups of water to every 1 cup of rice). Cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
If a 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 soft texture with nutty and mild taste.
Keeps well in a sealed container; in a cool, dry, and dark location.