Recently, more and more superfoods are found on our table - quinoa, goji berry, black rice. However, if you are one of the cooks who have not yet been brave enough to grab a packet of black rice from the refrigerator shelf, it's time to do it.
Black rice is not only very attractive with its rich color, but it has a great nutty taste and provides our body with a number of important trace elements and vitamins.
The specific color of this type of rice is due to the presence of anthocyanins, similar to those in blueberries and grapes.
You don't have to master complicated cooking techniques to understand how to cook black rice. Black rice is cooked the same way as white rice, with the small difference that you have to to provide a little more time for its culinary processing.
Unlike its white cousin, black rice has a harder outer layer, so we recommend that you soak it in lukewarm water for a few hours before cooking.
If you have decided to cook black rice in combination with white rice or other vegetables, you should keep in mind that it is good to cook the black rice first and then add the remaining products.
And last but not least, in the process of cooking, black rice has the ability to color all other products and if the purple color of the dish is not the desired effect, it is better to cook black rice separately from other products.