Black rice is often called “forbidden rice”. In China, black rice has been known to be good for the kidneys, stomach and liver since ancient times. Black rice was actually introduced for the first time in the United States in the 1990s. Today it is no longer banned, but it is still grown in small quantities compared to other rice varieties. At this point, you can find and buy black rice at most health food stores and supermarkets. If you are looking for recipes of black rice. I think you have come to the right place. Here are instructions – How to cook black rice
Because black rice not refined than white rice, black rice takes longer to cook. To cook black rice in the best way, you should soak black rice in water for one hour before cooking, but it is best for a few hours. This will help you reduce cooking time and make nutrients in black rice more easily absorbed.
- 1 cup black rice
- 2 cups water
- pinch of salt
Instructions – How to cook black rice
After soaking the rice, add rice and water to the pot at the rate of two cups water for each cup rice. Cook rice on medium heat and cover. When it boils turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes. Check rice after this time, if the rice is hard, add little water and continue to cooking until the rice becomes soft and ripe
Unlike other types of rice, black rice when cooked with a rice cooker will not retain its flavor
In addition to main meals, you can use black rice to mix with cream, almond milk or yogurt to make it a dessert. Try adding fruits, you will have a great delicious dessert
Health Benefits of Black Rice
Scientists have found that in black rice contains lots of fiber, vitamin B1, magnesium, antioxidants … .. In particular, black rice contains a lot of iron (20%) so it is very suitable for people suffering from anemia. Black rice is also good for diabetics, cancer, cardiovascular, obesity.