Store emperor's black rice in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
Chinese black rice can be used similarly to white rice in a large range of recipes as long as its different flavor, cooking time, and texture are taken into account. Professional chefs love using black rice to bring striking colors to the plate…it’s a great way to give old favorites a new and exciting look.
This rice is likely to color ingredients it is cooked or mixed with purple. Rinsing it before cooking until the water runs clear may make it less likely to do this (and will also likely make it less sticky).
Because this forbidden rice has been parboiled, it may take longer to cook than other black rice varieties.
Basic Cooking Method:
To cook Chinese black rice, use 2 ¼ cups of water for every cup of rice.
Combine water and black rice in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30-35 minutes until tender. Uncover the pot, fluff the rice with a fork, and serve.
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