Well, 2017 is about to round to a close, and I am counting down the days. One food that I think would be great to add to your diet this coming year is black rice. Black rice, also known as purple rice, or “Forbidden Rice” has been touted in Asia for its many nutritional benefits. This rare rice also has a fascinating beautiful color to it and can be found at H Mart, Woorjip, and other venues. I first had the pleasure of eating black rice at a wonderful little teahouse in Madison, Wisconsin. The dish I was served coupled this magical rice with carrot, scallion, enoki mushrooms, tofu, and ginger, tossed with sesame seeds, sesame oil, and soy sauce. They also have great Thai lemon and basil cookies too!
Black rice benefits your skin, heart health, and your digestive system. If you are unsure of how to cook your black rice, check out recipes online, and consider investing in a good rice cooker. If you can splurge, Zojirushi makes some of the best rice cookers on the market, in my humble opinion. I used to enjoy using a Zojirushi rice cooker that played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when the rice was ready; Plus you can make a cake in some models! Enjoy the ancient grain, known as black rice, as a new food for 2017 and let your health shine!