[VLOG] How To Make Purple Rice: All About Black Rice

Since I moved to China, rice has been a vital part of my daily life. I love rice. And I eat it a lot. However, too much rice turned out not to be ideal on a daily basis. My stomach felt bloated all the time and I felt heavy. Ever since I visited Jeongsu in Korea for the first time in June 2014 and stayed with his family, I learned about the benefits of adding black rice to your regular white rice. 

Korean purple rice by Jason Lam

Although not very common, black rice is currently one of the healthiest food types that can be obtained today. – Natural News

Black rice, also referred to as purple rice, is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and iron.  These special antioxidants are anthocyanin antioxidants, which show promise for fighting heart disease, cancer, and other diseases! Isn’t that great?

Compared to white rice:

Polished white rice – 6.8 protein, 1.2 iron, 0.5 zinc and 0.6 fiber.

Black rice – 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, zero zinc and 4.9 fiber.

How to Cook it: Watch my new video!


Have you tried black rice before? 

9 thoughts on “[VLOG] How To Make Purple Rice: All About Black Rice

  1. I occasionally have black rice at restaurants, but I’ve never tried cooking it at home. Plain white rice is expensive enough… ^^; Would like to cook it thoughーespecially after you mentioned how much more nutritious it is!

  2. We have purple rice very often. It tastes great. Basmati is lower on the glycemic index than most other types of white rice and might not make you feel as bloated (even if it’s polished). You can give it a try (but it’s really hard to find in China). Fragrant rice (like the one you find in Thailand) tastes great, but is really high on the glycemic index.

  3. The very same reason why Asians can hardly survive in Western countries. Most have this idea of “If I don’t have at least one meal with rice per day, I will not feel full”. Most of my fellow Asians thinking to be full, one must feel that bloated-ness.
    My mom is more advanced (or extreme, depending on how you see it), she cooks those ten grains rice at home. Ten grains is basically a mixture of brown rice, purple rice, and 8 other types of grains and seeds. A bowl of rice is already rich in every vitamins and nutrients known to the world. Of course they cost 5 times more than cooking normal rice :/

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