What the Heck is Black Rice?

About a month ago, one my tweet peeps recommended that I try black rice since I'm not a fan of brown rice.

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Black Rice Benefits:

*Excellent source of iron and fiber...much more than white (of course lol) & brown rice  

*Black rice has been linked to lowering cholesterol and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. source

*It battles with blueberries in the antioxidants department. One type of antioxidants found in black rice are anathocyanis, which are found in blueberries. source

 How do you cook it?  I cook it just like white rice-2 cups of water to every cup of rice

How does it taste? I love it.  It's nothing like jasmine rice (which is more fluffy) but I enjoy the nutty taste.  The boys gave it a major *side eye* when they first saw it (lol) but said it tastes like regular rice after trying it.

Is it expensive? It's about $4/lb at my grocery store but the boxed version (I haven't seen it yet) may be less expensive.

What do you serve it with?   I stuffed red bell peppers with the rice, avocado, black beans, onion, garlic and cilantro. So good!

I also made a tomato & basil tofu meal using the rice and pretty much use it like regular rice in recipes.

 

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I didn't measure the ingredients and got the idea to make it from my tweet bud.


Have you tried black rice? What do you think?

Further reading:  

History of Black Rice 

Black Rice vs Brown Rice 

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