Black Sticky Rice with Sesame Seeds
Black rice, or forbidden rice, was once such a rare food item that, according to Chinese legend, only the Emperor and his chosen favorites were allowed to eat black rice. The taste and nutrition value of forbidden rice made it regal enough for only royalty.
While black rice today is still not commonly eaten in Western countries, new studies show that black rice has outstanding antioxidant properties – much higher even than those of blueberries. Do yourself a favor and start working a little black rice into your diet. Here’s a tasty black rice recipe to get you started. If you aren’t able to buy black rice locally you can purchase black rice on Amazon.
Black Sticky Rice Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup black sticky rice
1-1/2 cups freshly grated coconut
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Dark brown sugar
Black Sticky Rice Recipe Directions:
Wash the rice well, place in a bowl and soak for at least three hours in cold water.
When ready to cook, drain the rice and save all water.
Place rice in the rice cooker and add cup of the soaking water and teaspoon of salt.
Cook until rice cooker switches to keep warm function.
When cooked, toss with coconut, sesame seeds, a teaspoon of salt and brown sugar and serve.
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