Healthy Food Database

Purple Rice
Purple rice is a traditional rice originating from Thailand, where it is used by local communities for feasts and celebrations. This unique purple grain is glutinous when cooked with a fragrant, delicate taste, and is also highly nutritious.
Over the last few decades production of purple rice was slowly abandoned in favour of white rice, however, Fair Trade products have initiated development projects in Thailand to rediscover this forgotten grain.
Category: Grain
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Look for Fair Trade products to guarantee that the rice is of a high quality, environmentally friendly and organic. Can be found in health food and specialty stores.
To Store:
Store in the freezer so the grain will last longer.
Tips & Tricks:
Mix purple rice with basmati or brown rice to liven up a dish and add a beautiful rich hue to your meal.
Cooking Tips:
Rinse the rice thoroughly and drain. Add one cup of rice to 1.5 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the health and let simmer until all the water has evaporated.

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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